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Safeguarding vulnerable children and adults is a priority for the CCG. It means helping those at risk who may need support to stay safe. This includes children who are in care. The CCG is one of the three statutory safeguarding partners and works closely with the Local Authority and Hampshire Police to promote and support the safeguarding agenda within the city.  We also work in partnership with local NHS organisations and other services to ensure that safeguarding standards in health services are monitored, updated and developed.

Specialist safeguarding professionals within the CCG work with practitioners and leaders from other agencies to ensure that the people of Southampton remain protected from harm. 

The CCG has representation on the Southampton Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) and the Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP).

Safeguarding Adults

If you are worried that an adult may be at risk of abuse or harm – please visit the Southampton City Council website for the appropriate contact details.

If you feel someone is at immediate risk and the situation is urgent, please call the police by phoning 999.

Professionals can also find a link to the local policy and guidance for safeguarding adults on the Southampton Local Safeguarding Adults Board website, including a link to the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (4LSAB) Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidance.

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility and we all have a role to play to ensure children and young people are kept safe from abuse or neglect.

If you are concerned about a child or young person, it is important to take action. If you are not in an emergency situation but you are worried that a child may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect, find out how to report a concern on the Southampton City Council website. This information is relevant for both professionals and members of the public.

If it is an emergency and a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

The Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership works closely with Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnerships (HIPS) to provide safeguarding policies and procedures into one manual for all workers and volunteers to use. Health professionals can find a link to the local policies and guidance for safeguarding children on the Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership website, including a link to the multiagency safeguarding children procedures manual

Key safeguarding contacts in the CCG

Katherine Elsmore, Head of Safeguarding and Designated Nurse for Children, Adults and Looked after Children

Dr Mike Roe, Designated Doctor for Children

Dr Nina Silson, Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Sarah Young, Named GP for Safeguarding Adults and Designated Doctor for Looked after Children

Siobhan West, Associate Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Adults and Looked after Children

Kim Brooks, Business Support Administrator for Safeguarding Adults, Children and Looked after Children