Safeguarding is central to the quality of care, safety and welfare of children and adults and is of paramount importance to NHS Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

The CCG's Director of Quality and Nursing is the designated professional for safeguarding and provides strategic leadership.  The CCG receives expert advice and support on Safeguarding Adults and Children from NHS Guildford & Waverley CCGs, which supports all Surrey CCGs and partner organisations. 

Safeguarding Adults Children and Young People Policy

 

Reporting a concern

If you have concerns about a child or young person, please call:

  • Surrey Children's Social Care - North West Area 0300 123 1630
  • For urgent enquiries after 5pm call 01483 517898

  • In an emergency where you are concerned for a child or young person's immediate safety you should call Surrey Police on 999
  • If you are a health a professional, contact the CCG switchboard on 01483 405450 and ask for the Safeguarding Children team
  • Surrey Children's Social Care - Other Surrey areas - please visit the Surrey County Council website.

  • If you have concerns about an adult call, please call: Surrey Adults Social Care - Surrey Heath Area 0300 200 1005

  • In an emergency where you are concerned for a person's immediate safety you should call Surrey Police on 999
  • If you are a health a professional, contact Guildford & Waverley CCG switchboard on 01483 405450 and ask for the Adult Safeguarding team

Contact the Safeguarding team at Guildford and Waverley CCG

To speak to the Surrey wide Safeguarding Children Team, please contact Lisa Parry, PA to Consultant / Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children:

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CCG switchboard: 01483 405450
To speak to the team about Looked After Children, please contact Angela Heather, co-ordinator for Looked After Children:

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To speak to the team about Safeguarding Adults in Guildford and Waverley, please contact Philip Tremewan, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Adults

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CCG switchboard: 01483 405450
If you are concerned for a child or adult's immediate safety you should call Surrey Police on 999.

What we do

The following measures ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is given priority and is discharged effectively across the local health community.  Guildford & Waverley CCG works on behalf of Surrey Heath CCG:

  • Executive level membership of the Surrey Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards to ensure that safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning.
  • Senior membership of local Safeguarding Groups.
  • Works closely with the Local Authority to assess and ensure the provision of co-ordinated integrated services to meet the needs of the local population, including specialist services for vulnerable groups.
  • Ensures that safeguarding children and adult strategies and associated policies are in place, including safe recruitment of staff, a whistle-blowing policy and safeguarding training and supervision policies.
  • Ensures that providers of services are held to account through the regular review of safeguarding arrangements.
  • Designated Nurses and Doctors in post to offer professional expertise and advice around safeguarding matters.

Safeguarding Training for Primary Care Staff

All CQC registered providers of NHS commissioned services, including primary care, are responsible and accountable for the training of staff in both adult and children’s safeguarding.

The NHS England and CCGs are working in partnership as co commissioners to support and develop primary care professionals with regard to Safeguarding. The safeguarding training for primary care staff document outlines the responsibilities of NHS organisations from April 2013 and acts as a signposting document for primary care staff and practices, in addition to the existing safeguarding training opportunities offered by CCGs.

NHS England published a new Safeguarding and Assurance framework in June 2015:

pdf NHS England Safeguarding Accountability Assurance Framework (714 KB)

pdf NHS England Safeguarding Alerts Policy (401 KB)

pdf NHS England Safeguarding Allegations Against Staff (349 KB)

pdf NHS England Safeguarding Policy (491 KB)