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Safeguarding

As a commissioning organisation, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups (BLMK CCGs) have a statutory duty to ensure that all health providers, from whom we commission services (both public and independent sector), promote the welfare of children and protect vulnerable adults from abuse or the risk of abuse. This includes specific responsibilities for children in public care and for supporting the child death review process, as well as the protection of adults with care and support needs.

Effective safeguarding can only take place in partnership with other agencies.  We work with the local authorities in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes via Local Safeguarding Boards, partnership boards and Health and Wellbeing Boards.

What do I do if I am concerned about a child or young person?

If a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

If you are worried that a child may be suffering from harm or is at risk of harm but you do not believe that they are in immediate danger you must share your concerns with the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Hub (MASH) which is the single point of contact for concerns regarding children and young people – see below for contact details.

Please raise the alert to the local authority where the alleged abuse took place.

Local Authority
Safeguarding Children - Contact Details
Local Authority

Luton Borough Council

Safeguarding Children - Contact Details

Phone: 01582 547653 (office hours) or 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).

Local Authority

Central Bedfordshire Council

Safeguarding Children - Contact Details

Phone: 0300 300 8585 (office hours) or 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).

Local Authority

Bedford Borough Council

Safeguarding Children - Contact Details

Phone: 01234 718700 (office hours) or 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).

Local Authority

Milton Keynes Council

Safeguarding Children - Contact Details

Phone: 01908 253169 (office hours) or 01908 265545 (out of hours).

What do I do if I am concerned about an adult with care and support needs?

If the adult is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

If the adult you are concerned about is not in immediate danger you should report your concern to Adult Social Care (see below).

Please alert your concern to the local authority where the alleged abuse took place.

Local Authority
Adult Safeguarding - Contact Details
Local Authority

Luton Borough Council

Adult Safeguarding - Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01582 547730/547563

Local Authority

Central Bedfordshire Council

Adult Safeguarding - Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0300 300 8122

Fax: 0300 300 8239

Local Authority

Bedford Borough Council

Adult Safeguarding - Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01234 276222

Fax:  01234 276076

Local Authority

Milton Keynes Council

Adult Safeguarding - Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01908 253772 (office hours) or 01908 725005 (out of hours).

BLMK CCGs employ Designated Nurses for safeguarding adults, children and looked after children. We also employ named and designated doctors with a safeguarding responsibility. These roles take a professional and strategic lead on all aspects of the health service contribution and play an active role in the Safeguarding Partnership arrangements.

BLMK CCGs Designated Professionals Safeguarding Team can be contacted (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

Click here to view a contact list for the Safeguarding Teams.