Keeping children safe in Lewisham
We make sure that, in exercising the CCG’s functions, robust arrangements are in place to safeguard and protect the wellbeing of children and young people. This is required by Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.
The Accountable Officer ensures that the responsibility to safeguard and prevention of harm to children, young people and vulnerable adults is discharged effectively across the whole health economy through the CCG’s commissioning arrangements.
Our mission is to improve the health and reduce health inequalities of Lewisham people and to commission the highest quality health services on their behalf ensuring good governance and proper stewardship of public resources. Safeguarding underpins everything that NHS South East London CCG commissions.
The Lewisham Accountable Officer ensures that the responsibility to safeguard and prevention of harm to children, young people and vulnerable adults is discharged effectively across the whole health economy through Lewisham’s commissioning arrangements.
Children have a right to grow up safe from harm. It is not acceptable for anyone to treat a child in a way that makes him or her unhappy and will affect how they grow up. We all have a part to play to keep them safe.
Lewisham Safeguarding Children and Adults Framework February 2016
The CCG is responsible by statute for ensuring that the organisations from which it commissions services provide assurance that systems are in place to safeguard children.
We work with partners to promote the welfare of Lewisham’s children and young people and safeguard those who may be at risk of being abused physically, emotionally, sexually or neglected.