Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
The CCG Clinical Chief Officer and Chief Nurse hold the Governing Body responsibility for ensuring that the CCG has safe systems in place for discharging its responsibility.
The above structure shows the inter-dependencies across health and social care for the management of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The CCG Chief Nurse is a member of the Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards.
The designated professionals for Children Safeguarding will be in a hosted arrangement across the CCGs in Essex and there will be dedicated professionals to each CCG.
The designated professionals for Adult Safeguarding will be in NHS Southend CCG hosted Quality Support Team which has a Local Authority based structure to support the CCG nurses in working in collaboration with Local Authority partners.