What is safeguarding
Safeguarding aims to support adults and children to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect and involves a range of measures taken to protect them in the most vulnerable circumstances.
Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group has adult and child safeguarding as one of its highest priorities. We are committed to working closely with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and local healthcare providers in preventing abuse of adults and children in all areas where health and social care is provided for Richmond residents.
We do this by working in partnership to ensure the services we commission are safe and compliant with all statutory safeguarding regulations. We have put in place safeguarding procedures to recognise report and respond to safeguarding issues promptly.
Abuse can happen to any individual from any family regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, racial origin, language, religious belief or sexual orientation.
There may be a risk for example, of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. They may be a victim of domestic violence, forced marriage or at risk from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Modern day slavery and human trafficking statement for SWL CCGs
Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation. Individuals may be trafficked into, out of or within the UK, and they may be trafficked for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.
As an authorised statutory body, NHS Kingston and Richmond CCGs as a Local Delivery Unit, is the lead commissioner for health care services (including acute, community, mental health) in both boroughs.
The governing body, senior management team and all employees are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business activity and, in so far as is possible, to holding our suppliers to account to do likewise.
Click to read our Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for SWL CCGs (August 2019)
The Richmond CCG safeguarding team
The CCG safeguarding team consists of doctors and nurses who provide specialist advice. Please note: all adult and children safeguarding referrals are managed by Richmond Council.
Lead nurse for safeguarding adults
Designated nurse for safeguarding children
Designated doctor for safeguarding children