Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children

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Available at the following locations

  • Chorley & South Ribble
  • Blackburn with Darwen
    • East Lancashire
      • Preston
        • West Lancashire


          Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) is committed to Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect.

          What we do

          There are Safeguarding Arrangements in place to protect the most vulnerable children and adults in our area from abuse and neglect.

          The LSCFT Safeguarding Team  are a specialised Team with expert knowledge of the Safeguarding  agenda for both Children and Adults. We provide an expert resource to LSCFT Board, Networks and Staff. We support a Safeguarding accountability and assurance framework in order for the Trust to discharge its responsibilities for safeguarding. We provide an expert service to the Trust including, advice and consultancy in relation to Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to support the workforce to champion and promote the safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults in Lancashire. We encourage the highest standard of safeguarding practice through review, audit, lesson learnt and scrutiny, to ensure better outcomes for children, young people and adults.

          How to access the service

          We do not provide a service direct to the public but work directly with all stakeholders, multi-agency partners  and staff to promote safe and quality care.

          The service is provided Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

          During core business hours there will be an Assistant Director of Nursing for Safeguarding to maintain core safeguarding functions.

          How to contact us:

          We are located in 3 areas across the County and provide a Safeguarding Service Trustwide.

          We have bases in Blackburn, Leyland and South Cumbria, however staff implement agile ways of working and can work from most bases across the Trust.

          Additional Resources:

          The Service operates 9am to 5pm with flexibility to work outside of these hours in response to service needs.

          Safeguarding Team Contact Numbers:

          Pennine: 01254 283339
          Central & West: 01772 777220
          Fylde Coast: 01254 283399
          South Cumbria: 01772 777220

          Useful Links:

          Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)
          Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
          Blackpool Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
          Department of Health's Safeguarding Adults: The Role of NHS Commissioners
          Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
          Pan Lancashire and Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Boards Procedures Manual
          Pan Lancashire Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children Manual
          Safeguarding Adults Boards and Groups


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