Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HWCCG) have a responsibility, along with other NHS organisations and every healthcare professional to ensure that people in vulnerable circumstances are not only safe but also receive the highest possible standard of care. The welfare of the people who come into contact with the services commissioned by HWCCG is paramount. 

HWCCG, as a statutory body, have responsibility for ensuring those organisations, from which they commission services provide a safe system that safeguards adults (with care and support needs-referred to throughout as ‘adults’) and children from harm and abuse. HWCCG have membership, across the Two counties, with Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB), Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB), Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) (which replaces the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board) and Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire (SCYPiH) Partnership (previously Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board). These members have responsibility to inform HWCCG of safeguarding requirements, lessons learnt and developments. The HWCCG Safeguarding Team supports the work of WSAB, HSAB, WSCP and SCYPiH as members of the Boards and Subgroups.

It is the vision of HWCCG that safeguarding outcomes for adults and children are improved; and that adults and children are safe when they use services commissioned by HWCCG. In order to achieve this, every contact adults and children have with the NHS will be with practitioners and providers who: have a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues; who work in an organisation that has robust safeguarding systems and processes; and which has a culture which encourages openness and transparency and includes learning.


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HWCCG Contacts 

Ellen Footman - Head of Quality and Safeguarding/Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Adults/Mental Capacity Act Lead

Heather Manning - Deputy Designated Nurse (Children and LAC Lead) 

Jeremy Newell - Deputy Designated Nurse (Safeguarding Adult and Prevent Lead)

Sarah Dempsey - Deputy Designated Nurse for Safeguarding (Primary Care Lead)

Rebecca Haywood-Tibbetts - Named Professional Safeguarding (Primary Care)

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