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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) is committed to Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults from Abuse and Neglect. There are Safeguarding Arrangements in place to protect the most vulnerable children and adults in our area from abuse and neglect.

The LCFT Safeguarding Team  are a specialised Team with expert knowledge of the Safeguarding  agenda for both Children and Adults. We provide an expert resource to LCFT Board, Networks and Staff. We support a Safeguarding accountability and assurance framework in order for the Trust to discharge its responsibilities for safeguarding. We provide an expert service to the Trust including, advice and consultancy in relation to Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to support the workforce to champion and promote the safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults in Lancashire. We encourage the highest standard of safeguarding practice through review, audit, lesson learnt and scrutiny, to ensure better outcomes for children, young people and adults.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children as per CQC, Commissioning PCTs and SHA requirements

To view the Trust's Safeguarding & Protecting Children Declaration please click here

How to access the service

We do not provide a service direct to the public but work directly with all stakeholders, multi-agency partners  and staff to promote safe and quality care.

The service is provided Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

During core business hours there will be an Assistant Director of Nursing for Safeguarding to maintain core safeguarding functions.

Where the service is provided

We are located in 3 areas across the County and provide a Safeguarding Service Trustwide.

We have bases in Blackburn, Hapton and Leyland, however staff implement agile ways of working and can work from most bases across the Trust.

How to contact us

The Service operates 9am to 5pm with flexibility to work outside of these hours in response to service needs.

Safeguarding Children Contact Numbers:

Blackburn with Darwen: 01254 283450
Central Lancashire: 01772 777220
East Lancashire: 01254 283399 / 01254 283397 / 01254 283380
Mental Health staff working in North Lancashire or Blackpool: 01254 283450

Safeguarding Adults Contact Number:

All localities: 01772 777220

We are based at:

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Safeguarding Team
Suite 2
Leyland House
Centurion Way 
PR26 6TR

Useful Links

Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)
Blackburn with Darwen Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Blackpool Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Department of Health's Safeguarding Adults: The Role of NHS Commissioners
Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Pan Lancashire and Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Boards Procedures Manual
Pan Lancashire Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children Manual
Safeguarding Adults Boards and Groups

Patient Information Leaflets

With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

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