How we safeguard

Keeping children and adults safe

NHS Manchester CCG has a statutory duty to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and to protect adults who might be at risk of abuse.

As an organisation that buys health care services, we need to make sure that the providers we buy those services from have effective policies and safe systems in place to help keep adults, children and looked after children safe. We do this by monitoring provider safeguarding policies, and by asking them to provide evidence of how they are meeting essential safeguarding standards.

Our safeguarding policy details our roles and responsibilities and includes standards for commissioned services.

Manchester’s multi-agency safeguarding arrangements (MMASA)

Manchester’s multi-agency safeguarding arrangements document outlines how we, together with Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and the Greater Manchester Police will build on, and strengthen, the way we work together, to make a real difference to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Your local safeguarding partnership board

Every area has a safeguarding board that acts to protect children and vulnerable adults and provide learning from significant safeguarding cases.

These boards are made up of three core partners including the clinical commissioning group (CCG) CG, local authority and police.

Find out about our safeguarding board in Manchester, including how to report concerns:

Who do I contact if I suspect abuse?

Abuse can present or manifest in many forms. If you have any concerns about an adult or child who may be at risk, please contact:

The Manchester Contact Centre for for Children, Families and Adult Social Care on 0161 234 5001 (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Or if it’s an immediate concern and you need help fast, call the police on 999.

Other useful contacts

The Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247