Safeguarding children

Our Safeguarding Children’s 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 looked 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:

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

Our Chief Officer has overall responsibility for safeguarding children. This responsibility is delegated to the Director of Quality and Nursing. Find out more about who these people are in our 'who we are' section, found in the 'About us' menu.


Safeguarding children useful information

Our Safeguarding Children Annual Report 2014/15 is available to download here: Safeguarding Looked After Children Annual Report 2014-15

Our Safeguarding Children Annual Report 2015/16 is available to download here: Safeguarding Looked After Children Annual Report 2015-16

Our Safeguarding Children Policy is available to download in our policies section

Useful websites: 

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

Safeguarding and Looked After Children Annual Report

Click the link below to download the Safeguarding and Looked After Children Annual Report 2016/17

2016_17 Annual Report Safeguarding and LAC Team Final.