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Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group
Safeguarding Children and Adults

Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a responsibility, along with other NHS organisations and every healthcare professional to ensure that people in vulnerable circumstances are not only safe but also receive the highest possible standard of care.

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Safeguarding Children and Adults Commissioning Strategy 2016-2019

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The welfare of the people who come into contact with the services commissioned by NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is paramount. The NHS Wyre Forest CCG has a statutory responsibility for ensuring that the organisations from which they commission services provide a safe system that safeguards children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect. There are statutory requirements to safeguard children - the same key principles apply in relation to arrangements to safeguard adults. All staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.

NHS Wyre Forest CCG  has a statutory duty to be members of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and are expected to be fully engaged with l Local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), working in partnership with local authorities to fulfill their safeguarding responsibilities.

NHS Wyre Forest CCG is fully engaged with Worcestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board (WSCB) and Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) at a senior level within the organisation through the participation of the Executive Nurse, Designated Nurse, Designated Doctor and Adult Safeguarding Lead; working in partnership with the local authority to fulfil safeguarding responsibilities. This includes ensuring that robust processes are in place to learn lessons from cases where children or adults are seriously harmed or die and abuse or neglect is suspected. For example, by contributing to Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) which are commissioned by WSCB/WSAB/Community Safety Partnership (CSP) respectively. Also where appropriate, conducting individual management reviews and other learning processes.


  • Ellen Footman - Head of Safeguarding, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Adults/Mental Capacity Act Lead - ellen.footman@nhs.net
  • Jeremy Newell - Deputy Designated Nurse (Safeguarding Adult and Prevent Lead) - jeremynewell@nhs.net
  • Sarah Dempsey - Named Nurse for Safeguarding (Primary Care) - sarah.dempsey3@nhs.net