Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to clinical commissioning groups about engagement with Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are statutory members of Local Safeguarding Children Boards under section 13 of the Children Act 2004, as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The inter-agency statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, published by the Department for Education in 2013, describes the functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and the responsibilities of member organisations.

NHS England published its ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable People in the Reformed NHS: Accountability and Assurance Framework’ in 2013 to complement the statutory guidance and support CCGs and other national health service organisations in fulfilling their safeguarding responsibilities.

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