Safeguarding Children

Child protection and safeguarding children

If you have concerns that a child is at risk of harm you must act.

You may not have enough information to determine this and may need to speak to other agencies or professionals involved with the child and family, these may include teachers, health visitor , GP, other carers, childrens centres. You should still share your concerns

Do not assume someone else will act, safeguarding is your business.

What are the roles of the Designated and Named Professionals for Safeguarding?

Designated and Named Professionals have specific roles and responsibilities for safeguarding children. Coventry and Rugby CCG have a Designated Doctor and Designated Nurse for Child Protection who are the professional and strategic lead on all aspects of the health service contribution to safeguarding children.

If you have a concern about a child you should follow guidance above and contact the relevant Coventry or Rugby Referral and Assessment Team/MASH team.

Who do I discuss my concerns with?

All NHS Trusts have a Named Doctor and Nurse for Child Protection/Safeguarding, who will provide advice and expertise for fellow professionals and promote good practice within their organisation.  The CCG will monitor that these roles are in place.

Each GP Practice has a Lead GP for Safeguarding.

Signs of Safety

Family Hub Information

Modern Slavery Act

The statement comprises the slavery and human trafficking statement of NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (the organisation) for the financial year ending 31st March 2018 in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities.

Please see the following link to read:

Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Statutory Child Death Review Arrangements

The death of a child is a devastating loss that profoundly affects all those involved. A sensitive approach is critical in meeting the needs of those parents, siblings, families, friends and professionals involved in caring for the child.

The child death review process seeks to respect the rights of the child and their family with the intention of learning what happened and why, and whether there are any lessons to be learned, with the aim of preventing future child deaths.

You can read our review process here: The Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Statutory Child Death Review Arrangements Process

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