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Safeguarding Children

The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility.

The information on this page includes guides on what to do and who to contact if you are worried that a child is being abused or is at risk of harm.

As commissioners we strive to ensure that all services we commission have good safeguarding arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children living in our communities.

We aim to be an inclusive organisation firmly placing families at the heart of commissioning and delivery of services. We work in partnership with children, young people, parents/carers and colleagues in other agencies making sure that every child matters.

The Clinical Commissioning Group’s statutory safeguarding duties are outlined in national and local guidance and reflected in the organisations safeguarding documents. (See useful resources).

As commissioners we:

  • Ensure that the organisations we commission services from provide a robust system that safeguards children at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Ensure robust processes are in place to learn from cases where children die or are seriously harmed and / or abuse or neglect is suspected.
  • Work in partnership with the local authorities to fulfil its duties to promote the health and wellbeing of children in care as their corporate parent.
  • Meet our statutory requirement, alongside our Local Authority Partners to share responsibility for and be active members of the Child Death Overview Panel.
  • Share an equal and joint responsibility with the police and the local authorities to be active members of the Cheshire East and Cheshire West Safeguarding Children Partnerships. The Partnerships have a duty to make arrangements to work together, and with other partners locally, to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area.