Our safeguarding role

Our CCG has a safeguarding team which lead on all aspects of the health service contribution to safeguarding adults and children in Bradford district and Craven.

The team is made up of healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, with specialist skills and training.

Safeguarding is about protecting the rights of people to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

Everybody has a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults.

The team is there to make sure that we continuously develop safeguarding practice across the area. The team is also responsible for making sure this practice is embedded into all aspects of healthcare across Bradford district and Craven. A key way in which they do this is by working together with the services that our CCG commissions.

Safeguarding adults

We work closely with partner agencies and organisations to make sure that local safeguarding arrangements work effectively so that adults at risk due to health needs, social care needs or disabilities are able to live their lives free of abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding children and young people

The CCG, Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police have equal responsibility for safeguarding children. In September 2019 The Bradford Partnership was formed which works to ensure that children are safe and receive a high quality service.

The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership covers the Craven area and consists of North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire CCGs.

Reporting a safeguarding concern

The following websites have information about what to do if you have concerns that a child or adult at risk is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.

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