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Safeguarding

Safeguarding adults

CCG Safeguarding Adults Statement

Safeguarding adults is everybody's business, and all staff within health services have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of patients and colleagues. Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person.

NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG is committed to working with other statutory agencies, as set out in the safeguarding adults multi-agency policy, procedures, and guidance for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which was developed to meet requirements of No Secrets (2000, Department of Health), in order to:

  • Promote safer communities to prevent harm and abuse
  • Deal well with suspected or actual cases

The Chief Officer has overall responsibility for safeguarding adults. This responsibility is delegated to the Chief Quality Officer.

For more information, visit our information on Safeguarding Adults.

Safeguarding children

CCG Safeguarding Children Statement

Keeping children safe is the responsibility of all professionals. Every child has the right to be healthy, safe and live a life that is free from harm and abuse. The CCG in its constitution is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all children to include looking after children and children with long term conditions. The joint chief inspectors report 2002 outlined the duty to safeguard as "Arrangements to take all reasonable measures to ensure that risks of harm to children's welfare are minimised."

The Children's Act (2004) and Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (2013) both define safeguarding as the process of:

  • Protecting children from abuse and neglect
  • Preventing impairment of their health and development
  • Growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Optimum life chances to enter adulthood successfully

The Chief Officer has overall responsibility for safeguarding children. This responsibility is delegated to the Chief Quality Officer.

For more information, visit our information on Safeguarding Children.