Safeguarding Children and Young People

The seven north east London (NEL) CCGs - City and Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge – are working together as a commissioning alliance to develop an aligned approach to working with providers to ensure long-term sustainability.

NHS Newham CCG will continue to decide how most of the local NHS services are commissioned. However, where it makes sense, and is in the best interest of patients, the seven CCGs are joining up to work together. When they do this, they are known as the NHS North East London Commissioning Alliance.

CCGs remain legally accountable for the delivery of their responsibilities and the new arrangements do not change that.

The safety and welfare of children and young people is very important to the CCG.

How do we keep children and young people safe across our services?

The CCG Chairs and Accountable Officer have overall responsibility for ensuring that we have the right things in place to safeguard children and young people in line with national and local guidance.

Expert support and advice about keeping children and young people safe and well is provided by:

Senior Nurses and Doctors (Designated Professionals) and Named GPs

We make this happen by having:

The right safe recruitment processes and systems when employing staff who plan and deliver care.

Ensuring that staff have access to training that helps them to recognise and report safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding policies and procedures to support staff to recognise and report safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding is a priority area in all the services we commission.

Regular meetings with organisations that deliver healthcare services for children and young people. This means that we can work with the organisations to ensure they have systems in place for safeguarding children and young people.

Joint information sharing arrangements consistent with legal requirements safe to ensure children and young people get the right help at the right time.

Good partnerships arrangements in place with Local Authority, Police and other organisations involved in keeping children and young people safe.  

NHS Newham CCG Safeguarding Professionals are:
  • Liz Royle - Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
  • Dr Meng Tan  - Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
  • Vacant Post - Designated Doctor for Looked After Children
  • Sam Martin - Designated Nurse for Looked After Children
  • Vacant Post - Named GP for Safeguarding Children 

The team can be contacted via 020 3688 2300.

If you are worried about a child, please contact Newham Children’s Social Care between hours 9am to 5pm 020 3373 4600, after 5pm 020 8430 2000.