Warwickshire Safeguarding is a county-level partnership that ensures safeguarding measures are met and that vulnerable adults and children across Warwickshire are protected from harm and abuse. This partnership combines the separate legal responsibilities that arise from the Care Act 2014 and Working Together 2018, which require Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and the NHS Integrated Care Board to have in place arrangements to collaborate together and work with other partners in order to:
- help and protect adults in the area who are in need of care and support, are experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect, and as a result of their needs are unable to protect themselves.
- exercise their functions relating to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of, and responding to the needs of, children in the area.
A representative from the Commissioner’s Office is a member of the Joint Partnership Group, the main construct of the Warwickshire Safeguarding arrangements, and works closely with safeguarding partners to ensure a unified and joined-up approach and to promote continuous learning and improvement.
Further information about these arrangements can be found on the Warwickshire Safeguarding website.