Our vision

To work with health providers and partners to ensure commissioned services have regard for our duty to protect and safeguard against abuse, neglect, discrimination, embarrassment or poor treatment.  Safeguarding includes protecting individual human rights and treating people with dignity and respect.

The team

Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG) works in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies to safeguard children and adults, enhancing health and well-being and protecting the rights of those who are most vulnerable in Gloucestershire.  The CCG has well established and strong working relationships across both the Adult and Children Safeguarding Boards.

The Team provides the expertise of Designated Doctors and Nurses for Safeguarding Adults, Children, Children in Care and our Designated Paediatrician for unexpected deaths in childhood.  In addition, we work closely with the lead for the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Children and Adult Safeguarding Leads is  statutory and enables us  to work across the Local Health Community providing both clinical and strategic leadership for safeguarding and acting as a vital source of advice and support to the CCG and the local council.

Who’s who

Designated Doctor, Safeguarding (Children/Children in Care and Child Death) – Dr Imelda Bennett

Named GP, Safeguarding (Adults and Children) – Dr Katy McIntosh

Designated Nurse, Safeguarding (Children) and Safeguarding Manager (Adult) at CCG, Lead for Prevent (Counter Terrorism) – Annette Blackstock

Designated Nurse, Children in Care (CIC)- Pauline Edwards

Specialist Nurse, Safeguarding (Adults and Children) – Jo Bridgeman

Lead for Mental Capacity Act (joint for CCG and Gloucestershire County Council)– Simon Thomason

Contact the team by email.

If you need to inform the CCG that you are placing a Looked after Child in Gloucestershire, please email glccg.childrenincare@nhs.net

Safeguarding Adults

For information about safeguarding adults in Gloucestershire, including how to report concerns and to find out more about the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board, visit the Gloucestershire County Council website here.

Safeguarding Children

For information about safeguarding children in Gloucestershire, including how to report concerns and to find out more about the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board, visit the Gloucestershire County Council website here.

Safeguarding – raising awareness

More information

Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Partnership

Glos Take a Stand – organisations, groups and communities joining together to take a stand against all types of violence and abuse