We ensure processes are in place to meet our legal and statutory responsibilities of adult and child safeguarding.
We recognise safeguarding as a high priority for our organisation. In order to achieve effective safeguarding processes, we ensure we have robust arrangements in place to provide strong leadership, vision and direction for safeguarding. This includes having clear accessible policies and procedures in line with relevant legislation to ensure the CCG meets their statutory responsibilities through the delivery of best practice, in line with our corporate mission and values.
Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person. All of us need to act as good neighbours and citizens in looking out for one another and seeking to prevent harmful and abusive situations for children and adults at risk of harm.
Reporting a Concern about a child
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused, if the child lives in Dorset please contact the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (ChAD):
- Professional’s Telephone Number: 01305 228558
Daytime service is available Monday to Friday between 8am and 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 10pm and On-Call Out of Hours Service 24/7
This is a professionals-only number to discuss your concerns, you will no longer complete a referral form.
For more information on the ChAD Service
Families and Members of the Public Number: 01305 228866
Alternatively please email the Safeguarding Team.
If you have concerns about a child in the Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch area please visit the BCP Council website.
Advice for people on what to do if they think a child is at risk.
Safer sleeping guidance
If you have a baby and you know you are going to sleep out of routine over the festive season, plan ahead. Please refer to the safe sleeping guidance to minimise any risk.