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The safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults is everyone’s responsibility, on this page you will be introduced to WWL’s ‘Think Family’ Safeguarding team and given practical advice if you are worried about a child or adult.

WWL’s values are to ensure that staff and services are safe, effective, and caring. WWL have a dedicated team of safeguarding specialists to ensure that staff, patients, and visitors are supported in guaranteeing that vulnerable children and adults are safeguarded effectively, and that we adhere to our trust vision of making a positive difference to peoples lives. 

WWL operate a ‘Think Family’ safeguarding model which ensures that we consider the needs of all family members to enable us to provide safe and effective care. Our team is structure is below:


Link to Royal Albert Edward Infirmary page
Royal Albert
Edward Infirmary
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Link to Leigh Infirmary page
Link to Thomas Linacre Centre page
Thomas Linacre
Link to Community Care Locations page
Link to Patient Advice & Liaison Service page
Patient Advice
& Liaison Service

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Our Partners

  • Access Able
  • NHS
  • Three Wishes
  • Healthier Wigan
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wigan Council
  • Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
  • Macmillan
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