Our safeguarding role

The safeguarding Adult and Children team consists of Nurses and Doctors with specialist skills and training who work across NHS Bradford City, NHS Bradford District and NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCGs. They provide leadership on all aspects of the health service contribution to safeguarding adults and children in the district.

Through effective leadership, the team ensures the continued development of safeguarding adult and children practice across the CCGs and wider health organisations. The team are responsible for ensuring that high quality safeguarding adult and children practice is embedded into all aspects of health care in the district.

A crucial element of the role is the promotion and support of effective multiagency working at all levels within services commissioned by the three CCGs in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Safeguarding Children’s Board

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board work towards keeping children in Bradford, under the age of 18 years, safe from harm and provide guidance for public and professionals on aspects of safeguarding children.

Safeguarding Adults Board

The Bradford Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency partnership that leads on the development of safeguarding adults work in the Bradford District. The main purpose of the Board is to make sure that adults aged 18 and over with care and support needs because of their age, disability or illness who are not able to effectively protect themselves from abuse, are properly safeguarded.

What to do if you have concerns that a child or adult at risk is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect:

Further information 

Statutory guidance - Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)

Our policy on safeguarding children and young people. 

Our policy on safeguarding adults

Further information on the role of CCGs in safeguarding can be found here