Safeguarding

Close up photo of a hand Safeguarding vulnerable children and adults is an absolute priority for us, across the city. It means helping those at risk who may need support and helping them to stay safe.

We work closely with all local NHS organisations to ensure safeguarding standards in all local health services are constantly updated and developed.

Specialist professionals ensure the CCG plays an active role in safeguarding throughout Southampton. We are part of the two local committees, made up of many representatives including social care, education, health, housing, the police and voluntary sector. These groups come together to ensure we are all working together to protect the people of Southampton from harm.

These groups are the Southampton Local Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and the Southampton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding adults means protecting vulnerable people who may be at risk of abuse – find out more about safeguarding adults.

If you feel someone is at immediate risk and the situation is urgent, please call the police on 999 (112 from a mobile).

If you suspect someone is being abused – please visit the Southampton City Council website for the appropriate contact details.

Health professionals can also find a link to the local policy and guidance for safeguarding adults on the Southampton City Council website.

Safeguarding Children

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

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for concerns regarding children and young people in Southampton.

If a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999 (112 from a mobile).

If you are worried that a child may be at risk, please contact the MASH.

Health professionals can also find a link to the local policy and guidance for safeguarding children on the Southampton Local Safeguarding Children Board website.

Key safeguarding contacts in the CCG

Katherine Elsmore, Head of Safeguarding (children and adults)

Dr Nina Silson, Named GP for Safeguarding Children

Dr Sarah Young, Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Dr Hilary Smith, Designated Doctor (children only)