The CCG has developed robust Safeguarding Policies in line with national and local guidance.
These policies have been approved by the CCG Governing Body and shared with the NHS Southend CCG Safeguarding Boards. Integral to these policies is the requirement to protect the public from all types of abuse, including modern slavery, by working in collaboration with its providers and statutory partners.
The CCG in line with due diligence and best practice, only commission/procure services from reputable sources and these processes are subject to thorough assessment and monitoring in line with national standards.
The CCG will continue to monitor all commissioned provider services to ensure that there is full compliance with the national requirement of the Act and their compliance with the mandatory safeguarding staff training. This will provide assurances that their staff are alert to and know how to report, of all types of abuse.