Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre

Essential building works will be carried out at Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre from Monday 11 November for four weeks. Although services will be running as normal, please attend Eastham Walk-in Centre or Victoria Central (Wallasey) Walk-in Centre if you are able to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

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Safeguarding Service

 

 

Safeguarding Service

The Safeguarding Service team is trained in all aspects of safeguarding and abuse and can provide advice, training and support to staff and independent contractors.


What are the categories of safeguarding/abuse?
The areas of safeguarding are currently broken down as follows:

 

  • Safeguarding Children (Child Protection)
  • Looked After Children (CLA)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CE)
  • Safeguarding Adults (Adult protection)
  • Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Domestic Abuse (MARAC)
  • Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Multi agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) 

 

Safeguarding Children (Child Protection)
The Named Nurses, Safeguarding children provide training, advice, support and supervision regarding child protection issues.

 

Children Looked After 
The Children Looked After Nurses ensure that statutory requirements for children in care are met and work with health providers/partner agencies involved with Looked After Children to ensure appropriate information is shared between agencies.

 

Safeguarding Children Documentation:

Safeguarding Children Policy

Safeguarding Children Flowchart - Wirral

Safeguarding Children Flowchart - Cheshire East
 

Safeguarding Adults (Adult Protection) & Domestic Abuse
The Safeguarding Practitioner – Lead for Safeguarding Adults/Domestic Abuse provides advice, support and supervision regarding adult protection/domestic abuse issues.
 

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
The Safeguarding Practitioner – Lead for MCA/DoLS responds to the requirements laid out in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The remit of the role is also to provide advice, training and support with regards to undertaking capacity assessments and MCA principles in relation to best interest treatment decisions.
 

MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements)
MAPPA is the mechanism by which all the relevant Criminal Justice and partner agencies come to together to manager high risk offenders – usually those who have committed violent or sexual offences.

Section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 imposes a duty to co-operative with the MAPPA Responsible Authority (Police, Prisons and Probation) upon a number of authorities including Health.

A statutory duty was placed on all agencies to provide a ‘single point of contact’ (SPOC). For Wirral health agencies this role is undertaken by Wirral Community NHS Trust. The ‘single point of contact’ role ensures that information is shared when appropriate to ensure that public safety and also staff safety is maximised.

 

The Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a statutory agency established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The WSCP is a multi-agency partnership of organisations who agree to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  

 

Safeguarding statement

 

Safeguarding statement

 

 

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding patients and service users, ensuring that safeguarding principles are placed at the heart of everything we do. The trust already has an excellent reputation for safeguarding standards and takes a proactive approach to promoting the wellbeing and welfare of the children and vulnerable adults we serve.

 

We take seriously our statutory duty to safeguard and advocate for the most vulnerable people in the communities we serve. We will remain compliant with all required safeguarding standards and are ambitious to lead the way in making Wirral the safest place to live.

 

Safeguarding should be the ever-present concern of every person working in or supporting the services we deliver.

 

The safety of children and vulnerable adults is a central consideration in the leadership and conduct of the organisation, and is a corner stone of our quality strategy.

 

All care delivered by our organisation will promote a safety culture that supports our vision and place the quality of patient/service user care, especially safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, above all other aims.

 

Safeguarding documentation:

Safeguarding Children Policy

Safeguarding Children Flowchart - Wirral

Safeguarding Children Flowchart - Cheshire East

  

Children Looked After

 

Children Looked After Nurses

Who are we?

The Children Looked After (CLA) Nurses make sure that young people, 16-18 years old in care have their health needs met. We work with health providers/partner agencies involved with Children Looked After to ensure information is shared between agencies.

 

Our nurses have many years of experience of working with children and young people.The Children Looked After Team provides advice, support & training to those staff across the organisation whose work includes children/young people with looked after status.

What is our role?

We encourage and work in partnership with young people to help them make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.

 

What we do:

 

  • introductory visits to each young person we work with
  • health assessments every year for young people we work with
  • attend Children Looked After reviews for young people with their consent
  • offer advice and support about a range of health topics
  • signpost young people to appropriate services eg Brook
  • refer young people into service to improve their health eg stop smoking service
  • offer health support and advice to foster carers and care home staff about the health of children and young people
  • we can give young people any outstanding immunisations at home or placement


The service will always try to organise visits at a suitable place for the young person.

Confidentiality

Any discussions with the CLA Nurses are private and confidential. However, if a young person is being harmed, or their safety is at risk they have to share the information discussed with the young person's social worker. This is to ensure the young person gets the help and support they need.

What happens when they reach 18 years old?

When young people in care reach 18 they are no longer a Child Looked After. The team will write to the young person with an up to date summary of their health needs.

 

This includes information about their immunisations, their NHS number and any health needs they have.

We will also share this information with the young person's GP and Social Worker and any other relevant professional.

 

This is to make the move from children's into adult health services as smooth as possible.

Up to the young person's 19th birthday the CLA Nurse will still be available to support as needed. 

 

Contact information

Children Looked After nurses can be contacted on 0151 514 2280.

Who to contact if you have a concern about a child?

 

If you need to refer an urgent child protection matter for investigation then please contact the Integrated Front Door at Wirral Council:


Tel: (0151) 606 2008
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In the case of out of hours service contact Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on (0151) 677 6557. See further information about the Emergency Duty Team out of hours service.

Feedback

If you would like this information in another format or language, or would like to provide feedback about any of our services, please contact our Patient Experience Officer:

 

T: 0151 514 2888
Freephone: 0800 694 5530
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Contact

 

Who to contact if you have a concern about a child?

If you need to refer an urgent child protection matter for investigation then please contact the Integrated front Door at Wirral Council:

Tel: 0151 606 2008
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In the case of out of hours service contact Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0151 677 6557. 

 

Who to contact if you have a concern about an adult

If you feel an adult at risk is unable to make decisions for themselves and is likely to remain at risk of abuse, or you yourself are being abused, you should contact the Central Advice and Duty Team (CADT) in confidence on:

 

  • Tel: 0151 514 2222 - Option 3
  • Opening hours: Monday- Friday, 9am to 5pm

 

If you need to call outside these hours then the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) is available Monday to Friday from 5pm to 9am.  This includes weekends and bank holidays (including Christmas, New Years Day and Easter).

 

  • Tel: 0151 677 6557

 

For information re accessing Department of Adult Social Services and how it works with other agencies to safeguard adults please access the link below:


www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/social-care-and-health/im-worried-about-someone/reporting-abuse  

 

Related

 

Related Information

 

Safeguarding annual reports 

 

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust Annual Report 2018 - 19



Statutory guidance  

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children - 

Working Together To Safeguard Children (2018)

 

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