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Health Safeguarding Group

The Health Safeguarding Group (HSG) has been established to enable health representatives from the SHA, NHS Kent and Medway, Kent County Council and all Health Trusts and agencies to meet together in order to fulfil their responsibility to safeguard children in an integrated way.

The Group provides a common health voice at the KSCB and oversees the Safeguarding Board's decisions and recommendations relating to health services. It defines the strategic direction in relation to planning, commissioning and delivery of services to vulnerable children in order to achieve a consistent and responsive approach. The Group will identify any deficits in health services to safeguard children and ensure the deficits are addressed.