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NHS Rotherham CCG (CCG) is responsible for the commissioning of healthcare for Rotherham residents and is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all people, irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, language, religion, ethnic or social origin.
As a commissioning organisation we recognise our responsibilities to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and protect people from harm, abuse, neglect and/or exploitation. We strongly believe that everyone has a right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.
The CCG will ensure that all staff who work for, or are commissioned by the CCG, are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities in relation to vulnerable people and that they know how to act upon any concerns that they might have for the welfare of a child, younger person or an adult at risk from abuse and neglect regardless of which client group they are employed to work with.
All NHS service and commissioned services have a key role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of unborn babies, children, young people and adults.
The CCG has designated professionals who lead on issues of safeguarding children and adults across Rotherham and ensure there are performance and assurance controls in place for healthcare providers.