Safeguarding adults is a key part of the function of our CCG.
Definition of an adult at risk
Safeguarding adults involves a range of measures taken to protect people and patients in the most vulnerable circumstances. The 2011 London safeguarding adults procedures use the term ‘adult at risk’ and state that such an adult may be a person who:
- Has impaired mental capacity
- Has a physical disability
- Is frail due to age or infirmity
- Has a learning disability
- Misuses alcohol or other substances
- Has mental health needs including dementia or a personality disorder
- Is a carer subject to abuse
- Otherwise in need of care or support
We are committed to working in partnership with local authorities to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities. The CCG also has the job of ensuring that the organisations from which we commission services provide a safe system that safeguards vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding adults responsibilities
In order to safeguard the welfare of all adults, especially vulnerable adults, we support the commissioning of high quality care for patients by:
- Addressing failures in care with providers in line with the two Safeguarding Adult Boards policies and procedures.
- Improving services to patients through learning from all serious case reviews/serious incidents and national investigations and reports, such as Winterbourne and the Francis Inquiry.
- Improving services to patients through the involvement of vulnerable adults in the development and improvement of services.
How do you raise a safeguarding adults concern?
Safeguarding concerns may be raised by anyone including:
- The person experiencing the alleged abuse
- Members of the public
- Health and social care staff
Brent CCG safeguarding team is available to give advice on all matters relating to adult safeguarding. If you have any concerns you would like to discuss, the team are available for advice and support to our partner agencies and health professionals, and work to ensure that safeguarding adults at risk concerns are managed appropriately.
Sudbury Primary Care Centre
Designated Nurse Safeguarding adults
Tel: 020 3114 7256
Senior Safeguarding Administrator
Direct line: 020 3114 7257
NHS England Safeguarding App - developed for staff who work in healthcare