Safeguarding

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) believes that living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person. It acknowledges its statutory responsibility to promote the welfare of children and young people and to protect adults from abuse and risk of harm.

WCCG aims to commission services that promotes and protects individual human rights and which effectively safeguarded against abuse, neglect, discrimination or poor treatment. WCCG recognises that safeguarding adults and children is a shared responsibility and ensures appropriate arrangements are in place to co-operate with the local authority in the operation of the safeguarding boards. WCCG recognises and supports the need for robust and proportionate information sharing arrangements between health professionals and partner agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults and in the interests of public safety.

Wolverhampton's new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) brings together agencies across the city to act as a central, single point for early help and safeguarding referrals. The MASH enables these agencies to carry out timely, joint assessments and agree the most appropriate course of action for the individuals and families concerned. The MASH focuses on safeguarding issues involving children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

Safeguarding Children

Members of the public who have a safeguarding or child protection concern about a child or young person should contact the MASH

MASHWolverhampton Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

  • Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm
  • Friday                     8:30am to 4:30pmon 01902 555392
  • Outside of the above hours for emergencies on 01902 552999

In an emergency, professionals and members of the public should always call 999

 

Adult Safeguarding

NHS Wolverhampton CCG recognises safeguarding as a high priority for the organisation. In order to achieve this we ensure that we have robust arrangements in place to provide strong leadership, vision and direction for Adult Safeguarding. We make sure we have clear accessible policies and procedures in line with relevant legislation, statutory guidance and best practice.

Other useful contacts:

• Report adult abuse

• You can also contact Adult Social Services for advice and guidance

For further information access Wolverhampton’s safeguarding website. www.wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk

If you think you or another person is at risk of harm or abuse please contact City of Wolverhampton Council (Adult MASH) on 01902 551199 during open hours (8.30 - 5.00 Monday - Thursday and 8.30 - 4.30 Friday) or 01902 552999 for emergency out of hours or if immediate action is needed dial 999 .