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The safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults are of paramount importance to Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG). We work diligently to ensure that all of the services we commission ensure high quality safe effective care.

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

  • Executive level CCG membership of both Wirral Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards which ensures that safeguarding is at the forefront of service planning.
  • Senior CCG membership on the Health and Wellbeing Board.
  • Close collaboration with the Local Authority to assess and ensure the provision of coordinated 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.
  • Ensuring that providers of services are held to account through regular review of safeguarding arrangements through quality scrutiny processes.
  • Designated Nurses and Doctors in post to offer professional expertise and advice regarding safeguarding matters.

The Wirral Council Central Duty & Advice Team is the first point of contact for all adult referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday on 0151 606 2006 or  

The Wirral Council Children's Central Duty & Advice Team is the first point of contact for all children's referrals. You can contact them from 9am to 5 pm Monday to Friday on 0151 606 2008 or

After office hours between 5pm and 9am for all referrals contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0151 677 6557 or

Central Duty & Advice Team – Adults

Mon-Fri (9-5)
0151 606 2006

Out of Hours
0151 677 6557

Central Duty & Advice Team – Children

Mon-Fri (9-5)
0151 606 2008

Out of Hours
0151 677 6557


Access to safeguarding Multi-Agency Training (MAT)

From April 2016, applications for the safeguarding board's training should be made direct via the website below:

On this page in addition to the application form, you will find a calendar and fully searchable database of all the safeguarding training courses offered by the children and adults safeguarding boards for the year from April 2016 to March 2017. New courses, conferences and briefing events will also be added to the calendar as they arise so it is advisable to check back frequently.

Access to safeguarding Single Agency Training (SAT)

The process for accessing the Single Agency Training (SAT) remains the same.

2017 Level 3 Safeguarding Children - Single Agency Training (SAT)

Organisations in Wirral have worked together to develop Multi Agency Safeguarding Procedures and Guidance for Adults and Children, which can be found on their website. This site can provide information on;

  • Who is vulnerable
  • The different types of abuse
  • The signs of possible abuse
  • What to do if you have concerns
  • The investigation procedure
  • Training
  • Annual reports
  • Serious case review

Training Documents 

Safeguarding Children and Adults - Training for GP Staff

Training database

Team around the family (TAF)

TAF overview is available online, this is for staff/students who may be new and would like to attend the CAF/TAF training sessions. 

The overview can be found here

The Health Education England CSE film is now also live on the e-learning for health (eLfH) website

It’s open access to enable anyone who uses the site to view it easily and to help health professionals share and promote it wider, bringing e-resources on CSE together and linking through to the recently launched Seen and Heard campaign.

Executive Lead Safeguarding

Lorna Quigley
0151 651 0011 (Ext 1035)

Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children

Debbie Hammersley
0151 651 0011 (Ext 1621)

Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults

Val Tarbath
0151 651 0011 (Ext 1604)

Designated Doctor Safeguarding Children

Dr Amanda Bennett
0151 514 5217

Named GP Safeguarding Children 

Dr Santiago Puig

0151 651 0011 (Ext 1621)


Named GP Safeguarding Adults 

Dr Mark Fraser



Merseyside Police

0151 777 2683 (Office Hours)
0151 709 6010 (24 Hours)

NSPCC National Helpline

0808 800 5000

NSPCC Whistleblowing advice line for professionals

 NSPCC Whistleblowing advice line for professionals

To refer to Wirral's Integrated Front Door (IFD)/Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) click here