Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group is the statutory body responsible for commissioning local health services in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan.

Safeguarding Statement

What do we mean by ‘safeguarding’?


Safeguarding means protecting children and adults from harm, abuse and neglect.

The safety and welfare of children and adults at risk of abuse is of paramount importance to NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (WBCCG). We work closely with other CCGs across Greater Manchester to ensure that all of the services we commission deliver high quality safe effective care.

The principle philosophy is that ‘Safeguarding is everybody's business’ and all staff, both employed by WBCCG and in the services we commission, will respond and act to raise safeguarding awareness and address any emerging issues.

The following measures ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk of abuse is given priority and is discharged effectively across the whole local health community through commissioning arrangements:

  • Executive level CCG membership of both the Wigan Safeguarding Children Board and Wigan Safeguarding Adult Board, which ensures that safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning.
  • Senior CCG membership on the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Close collaboration with Wigan Council to assess and ensure the provision of co-ordinated integrated services to meet the needs of the local population, including specialist services for vulnerable groups.
  • Ensuring that safeguarding children and adult strategies and associated policies are in place, including safer recruitment arrangements and safeguarding training
  • Ensuring that Providers of services are held to account through regular review of their safeguarding arrangements through quality scrutiny processes
  • Designated Nurses and Doctors in post to offer professional expertise and advice regarding Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children and Children Looked After


WBCCG Safeguarding Team Contact Details

Secure Email Address: safeguarding.wbccg@nhs.net This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone Number: 01942 481766


WBCCG Safeguarding Policy



Wigan Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Brochure:




If you are worried that a child or adult has been abused or is at risk of abuse, please do not ignore it.

  • If they are in immediate harm or in need of emergency medical attention call the emergency services on 999
  • Otherwise call Adult or Children’s Social Care (see contact numbers below)

Social Care Teams

Contact Number

Out of Hours Contact Number

Electronic Advice and Referral Links



01942 828777

0161 834 2436

Advice page for reporting concerns regarding abuse or neglect of an adult:


Safeguarding Children

01942 828300


0161 834 2436

Advice page for reporting concerns regarding abuse or neglect of a child:




Safeguarding Adults Wigan Council

Safeguarding Children Wigan Council

Wigan Safeguarding Children Board

Child Sexual Exploitation – Project Phoenix Greater Manchester

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)


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