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The safeguarding adult and children team consists of nurses and doctors with specialist skills and training who work across NHS Bradford City, NHS Bradford District and NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCGs. They provide leadership on all aspects of the health service contribution to safeguarding adults and children in the district.

Through effective leadership, the team ensures the continued development of safeguarding adult and children practice across the CCGs and wider health organisations. The team are responsible for ensuring that high quality safeguarding adult and children practice is embedded into all aspects of health care in the district.

A crucial element of the role is the promotion and support of effective multiagency working at all levels within services commissioned by the three CCGs in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Safeguarding Adults Board

The Bradford safeguarding adults board is a multi-agency partnership that leads on the development of safeguarding adults work in the Bradford District. The main purpose of the Board is to make sure that adults aged 18 and over with care and support needs because of their age, disability or illness who are not able to effectively protect themselves from abuse, are properly safeguarded. There is also a safeguarding board for adults in North Yorkshire

Safeguarding childrens board

Bradford safeguarding childrens board work towards keeping children in Bradford, under the age of 18 years, safe from harm and provide guidance for public and professionals on aspects of safeguarding children.

The fundamental priority for all partners in the Bradford district is the welfare of children and ensuring that any children in need of help and protection receive the highest quality care and most effective and appropriate support. Professionals working with children in Bradford are committed to their responsibilities in delivering on these priorities to keep children safe.

For many years, the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has overseen the partnership response to safeguard children in the district and to ensure that they are safe, well, and able to reach their full potential.

Following changes brought about by government legislation the BSCB will cease to exist in September 2019 and new arrangements will replace it. The required changes allowed a period of reflection and review of processes and practices, both locally and nationally. Agencies in Bradford have been fortunate to utilise the work of Early Adopter authorities in drawing together a plan for the future structures and functions of the partnership.

You can read more about the future arrangements for safeguarding children in Bradford district here. You can also read about our child death review arrangements here.

There is also a safeguarding board for children in North Yorkshire


Further information 

Statutory guidance - Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)

Our policy on safeguarding children and young people. 

Our policy on safeguarding adults

Further information on the role of CCGs in safeguarding can be found here