The Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): Birmingham CrossCity CCG, Birmingham South Central CCG and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are all committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults with care and support needs. Each CCG has statutory duties for safeguarding under the Children Act 2004 and the Care Act 2014.
As commissioning organisations the CCGs must ensure that all health care services contracted by them have robust processes in place to prevent, identify and act upon abuse of any patient. It is important to all of the CCGs that everyone whether they work for the NHS or not, are aware of what to do if they are worried that someone is being abused. We all have a part to play in keeping people safe.
The hosted safeguarding team is made up of a mixture of clinical and non-clinical staff that specialise in adult and child safeguarding and domestic abuse. We give support to GP practice staff and work in partnership with many other agencies across the city to shape the safeguarding agenda.
You can follow us on Twitter to see some of the work we are involved and read more about safeguarding: @bscsafeguarding – Please do not try to report safeguarding concerns using Twitter.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and the CCG wants people to know what to do if they or someone they know is being abused. If you are concerned that a child or adult is being abused please see below for what to do: