Safeguarding Children

NHS Thurrock CCG Safeguarding Children Declaration / Statement

The CCG is committed to safeguarding children across the organisation. The safety and welfare of children who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.

Safeguarding is a fundamental element of commissioning plans as set out in the planning guidance and, therefore, is an area that forms a core part of the CCG's commissioning assurance process.


You can read Thurrock CCG's declaration to commit to protect and safeguard children and young people below:

pdf Safeguarding Children Declaration - June 2019 (410 KB)

Prevent terrorism

Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Groomers of all kinds prey on feelings of stress and isolation to exploit vulnerable individuals, both online and offline. The below video from the Home Office provides an introduction to how Prevent works.


Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Working Together 2018 (WT2018) and the Children & Social Work Act 2017, sets out the accountability and responsibilities of the Safeguarding Partners in discharging their duties in respect of the new safeguarding arrangements for children being introduced in Thurrock.The new safeguarding arrangements will be referred to as the Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (Thurrock LSCP) covering the geographical area of Thurrock, alongside the designated area of the Thurrock Unitary Authority. Click on the link to review the implementation plan for Thurrock. pdf Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2018-19 (3.73 MB)

Before the Partnership was formed, the roles and responsibilities were under the remit of the Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The last Annual Report of the Thurrock LSCB before it was succeded by the LSCP can be viewed by clicking the link below:

pdf Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2018-19 (3.73 MB)

Reporting Concerns

Worried about a child?

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed or neglected or is at risk of this, you should contact:

Worried about a child? Thurrock - Children's Care Professionals

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write:
  • Thurrock MASH, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL
  • 01375 652802
Children Social Care 01375 652 802
Out of Hours Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9am Friday, from 4:30pm through the weekend until 9am on Monday public holidays

01375 372 468
Emergency Duty Team
MASH - 01375 652802
Police Child Abuse Team 01277 266 822

or Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection

Other Useful Contacts


0800 11 11

NSPCC 0808 800 5000