Safeguarding

Safeguarding aims to support adults, young people and children to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect. It involves a range of measures to protect people in the most vulnerable circumstances.

We work closely with all six south west London borough councils and local healthcare providers to help prevent the abuse of adults, young people and children.

We do everything we can to ensure the services we commission are safe and compliant with all statutory safeguarding regulations. We also have procedures to help us recognise, report and respond to safeguarding issues promptly.

Modern slavery and human trafficking

Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation. Individuals may be trafficked into, out of or within the UK, and they may be trafficked for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.  

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business activity and, in so far as is possible, to hold our suppliers to account to do likewise.

How to report a concern

Safeguarding concerns may be raised by any person who feels they are being abused as well as relatives, teachers, friends, carers, neighbours, members of the general public or health and social care staff.

Adults

Contact Vulnerable Adult Services at Croydon Council.

Children

Contact Children’s Services at Croydon Council.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice and training

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Croydon:

020 3668 1300

Adults

Contact Adult Social Care at Kingston Council.

Children

Contact the Single Point of Access at Kingston Council.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Kingston:

Designated nurse for safeguarding adults

Peter Warburton

07785 243 893

Peter.warburton@swlondon.nhs.uk

Designated nurse for safeguarding children (Kingston)

Louise Doherty

020 3968 2372

louise.doherty@swlondon.nhs.uk

Consultant paediatrician

Dr Suzanne Luck

020 8934 3740 or 020 8934 6403/2409 (secretary)

Suzanne.Luck@nhs.net

Adults

Contact Safeguarding Adults at Merton Council.

Children

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub at Merton Council.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Merton:

Designated safeguarding adults lead

Marino Latour

marino.latour@swlondon.nhs.uk

Adults

Contact the Adult Access Team at Richmond Council – the first point of contact for all adult referrals.​

Children

Contact the Single Point of Access at Richmond Council – the first point of contact for all chidren’s referrals.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Richmond:

Designated nurse for safeguarding adults

Sarah Loades

Sarah.loades@swlondon.nhs.uk

07785 243274

Designated nurse for safeguarding children

Sian Thomas

Sian.thomas@swlondon.nhs.uk

07785 251592

Designated doctor for safeguarding children

Vanessa Impey

Vanessa.impey@nhs.net

Adults

Contact Adult Social Care at Sutton Council.

Children

Contact the Children’s First Contact Service at Sutton Council.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Sutton:

Designated nurse for safeguarding adults

Rachel Blaney

07920 245 009

Adults

Contact the Access Team at Wandsworth Council.

Children

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub at Wandsworth Council.

Emergencies

In an emergency always dial 999.

Advice

Contact the CCG safeguarding team in Wandsworth:

Designated safeguarding adults lead

Marino Latour

marino.latour@swlondon.nhs.uk

Prevent​

Safeguarding duties include the Prevent strategy, which aims to protect vulnerable individuals from being groomed into terrorist activity or supporting terrorism. 

Visit gov.uk to report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet about terrorism or extremism.