Safeguarding

Safeguarding

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.

Download Manchester’s multi-agency safeguarding arrangements document

You can also use the links below to find out more about how we safeguard here in Manchester.

Safeguarding Children and Young People
Looked After Children
Safeguarding Adults

Who do I contact if I suspect abuse?

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

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

In an emergency – 999

The Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

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