Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places CCGs under a statutory duty to make arrangements to ensure that, in discharging their functions, they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
In order to fulfil its responsibilities effectively IESCCG promotes the following general principles as set out in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ HM Government 2013.
Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group commits to fulfil its duties regarding children’s safeguarding; and to be a formal Member of Suffolk Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) on local safeguarding arrangements, ensuring children in the CCG area have consistent, safe and effective care.
Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
Safeguarding Professionals Team