Harrow CCG has a duty to keep children and adults safe by safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and vulnerable adults.
We ensure the providers we buy services from have effective policies and procedures in place to help keep adults and children safe. We do this by monitoring provider safeguarding policies, and by asking them to provide evidence of how they are meeting essential safeguarding standards. This is part of our statutory responsibility.
We have a CCG safeguarding team that includes a Designated Nurse and Doctor for Safeguarding Children, a Designated Nurse and Doctor for Looked after Children and a Designated Adult Safeguarding and Clinical Quality Manager. The team also includes a Named GP for children to support safeguarding in primary care.
Working in partnership
We are a member of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB). As a member, we work in partnership with 33 others to fulfil our responsibilities.
Our safeguarding policy documents can be found here.