Safeguarding adults is a key part of the function of Central London, West London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CWHHE Collaborative).
Definition of an adult at risk
Safeguarding adults involves a range of measures taken to protect people and patients in the most vulnerable circumstances. The 2011 London safeguarding adults procedures use the term ‘adult at risk’ and state that such an adult may be a person who:
The CWHHE CCGs are committed to working in partnership with local authorities to fulfill their safeguarding responsibilities. The CCGs also have the job of ensuring that the organisations from which they commission services provide a safe system that safeguards vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding adults: responsibilities
The CWHHE CCGs are mindful of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of all adults especially vulnerable adults.
They do this by:
Designated Adult Safeguarding & Clinical Quality Manager:
020 8753 5853 or SafeguardingAdults@lbhf.gcsx.gov.uk