Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Child Protection

We are assured that all requirements are in place in line with the recommendations of the Care Quality Commission to ensure that systems and processes are in place to safeguard children and young people with the following organisations from whom we commission services:

  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust 

We have a robust system and action plan in place with all primary care practitioners, including General Practitioners, pharmacists, optometrists and dental practitioners to ensure their training in safeguarding children and young people is current and they meet all the standards required in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Care Quality Commission Inspection Report

The Care Quality Commission have published an inspection report of their findings from their review (November 2015) of how health services in Dorset keep children safe and contribute to promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children and care leavers. We have also published an action plan in light of the findings.

Further information

Safeguarding Children Local Authority Offices are as below:

Bournemouth area 01202 458102
Bridport area 01308 422234
Christchurch area 01202 474106
Dorchester area 01305 221450
Ferndown area 01202 877445
North Dorset area 01258 472652
Poole area 01202 735046
Purbeck area 01929 553456
Weymouth and Portland area               01305 760139
Out of hours 01202 657279 

New single point of contact to report safeguarding concerns about a child 

Dorset County Council Children’s Services is launching a single point of contact for any new referrals or safeguarding concerns you may have about a child or young person. 

From 5 September the only number you will need is 01202 228866. This change is in anticipation of the launch of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) next spring.

In addition, you can contact the following people at NHS Dorset CCG:

Wendy Thorogood
Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
01305 213563
Admin Support Elaine Milburn

Wendy D'Arrigo
Designated Doctor
Helen Duncan-Jordan
Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
01305 213646