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Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a responsibility, along with other NHS organisations and every healthcare professional to ensure that people in vulnerable circumstances are not only safe but also receive the highest possible standard of care.

What to do if you are concerned a child might be in danger, at risk of significant harm or you are concerned about a child:

Are you worried that a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm and needs immediate protection?

  • Contact the Police on 999 if there is an immediate risk of danger
  • Otherwise contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822 666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (until 4:30pm on a Friday)
  • Out of office hours (5.00pm to 8.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays) contact the Emergency Duty team on 01905 768020
  • Then complete the Cause For Concern Notification, which can be accessed by professionals via the Professionals Portal (registration required).
Professionals can complete a Cause for Concern Notification via the Professionals Portal.

To gain access you will need to register, which is a very quick and easy process. It is advised to register in advance, and familiarise yourself with it ahead of any need to use the form.

Important changes to the Worcestershire inter-agency safeguarding children procedures.

 If you are not familiar with these, please take 5 minutes to look through and see what's there, this is a very important source of information especially for Safeguarding Leads.



PSAS Briefing papers January 2018

PSAS Briefing Notes

Statutory Guidance For Adults Working With Children And Families:

In March the DfE published the new statutory guidance for adults working with children and families in England: Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (HM Government, 2015).

Download the Guidance.

Safeguarding Archive:


Working Together to Safeguard Children - Statutory Guidance:

The statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018 and related documents have now been published. The documents have been produced over a number of years from the Wood Review in 2016 through the passing of legislation in the Children and Social Work Act, 2017; a consultation late last year and regulations being commenced last Friday 29 June 2018.
Now published is:



Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy Leaflet
Safeguarding Children Serious Case Review
Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter
The RCGP/NSPCC Safeguarding Children Toolkit
West Midlands Inter-Agency Procedures
Paediatric Sexual Assault Service
Levels of Need (Thresholds) Guidance
Voice of the Child and Professional Curiosity Learning and Improvement Briefing (1)
Voice of the Child and Professional Curiosity Learning and Improvement Briefing (2)
Resolution of Professional Disagreements (Escalation Policy)
Do you refer Children and Young People to Children's Social Care or make requests for Early Help Family Support? 
Fit for purpose evaluation letter