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East Lancs CCG’s Commitment to Safeguarding

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults who access services that it commissions. As a member of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the Local safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB) and in line with multi-agency Pan Lancashire safeguarding children and adult policies and procedures, East Lancashire CCG ensures that staff have appropriate policies, procedures, training and access to expert advice to ensure that children, young people and adults at risk are identified and when appropriate a referral is made to children or adult’s social care. Safeguarding is about making sure everyone irrespective of age, is treated with dignity and respect and does not suffer abuse. This is particularly important for those who are unable to protect themselves from harm or abuse, possibly because of their age, a disability or because they are unwell. To ensure this, care has to be of a high quality in order to prevent abuse happening. It also means there is an effective response if there is evidence or suspicion of abuse.

CCG safeguarding policies

ELCCG SG05 V5 Safeguarding Children and Adults Policy

pdf ELCCG SG07 V1 Mental Capacity Act (306 KB)

pdf (524 KB) pdf ELCCG SG06 V1 Domestic Abuse Workplace Policy (524 KB)

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Worried about a child?

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of this you should make a referral to:-

  • Tel - Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6720 (24hrs a day)

If there is an immediate risk of harm to a child then contact the police on 999. The free NSPCC advice and information service is open 24 hours a day.

  • Tel 0808 800 5000

Need to talk to someone about yourself?

Phone free to CHILDLINE on 0800 1111

For children looked after information – please visit the Corporate Parenting board website.

Download the pdf Safeguarding Annual Report 2016-17 (866 KB) .

Download the document Safeguarding Report Presentation (2.92 MB) .

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Do you know or are you an ADULT who is being treated badly, taken advantage of or injured?

If so to make a referral contact:

  • Telephone - Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6720 (24hrs a day)

If there is an immediate risk of harm to an adult then contact the police on 999. For More Information about Lancashire Safeguarding Adults please visit the website.