Our safeguarding policies are statements that set out our commitment to keeping children and adults safe.
South Tees CCG is required to fulfil its legal duties under the Children Act 1989, Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and statutory guidance on Promoting the Health and Well-being of Looked After Children 2015). This policy provides a framework to ensure appropriate actions are taken to manage allegations, regardless of whether they are made in connection to duties with the CCG or if they fall outside of this, such as in their private life or any other capacity.
NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group’s Response to the Requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The policy aims to ensure all CCG staff are aware of their specific roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults and know how and when to raise a concern. It also outlines the role of the Named and Designated professionals. The policy is designed to take into account the principles identified within the Care Act Guidance 2014 and the “Safeguarding Vulnerable People in the Reformed NHS: Accountability and Assurance Framework 2013. As a commissioning organisation the CCG has an explicit responsibility to ensure provider compliance around adult safeguarding, this is clearly identified within the policy.
This policy outlines the responsibilities of the CCG in applying the Children’s Act Code of Practice, with regard to ensuring that as Commissioners of services, these responsibilities are also adopted by those that we commission services from.