Question: Who do I contact about safeguarding concern?

This could be a friend, a teacher, a family member, a social worker, a doctor or healthcare professional, a police officer or someone else that you trust. Ask them to help you report it. Supporting people when concerns are raised about abuse or neglect can be very difficult and distressing for everyone involved.

Who do I report a safeguarding issue to?

Please call the 24 hour Safeguarding helpline on 0203 373 0440.

Member of the public

  • Report abuse.
  • Find out more information.
  • Raise a concern because you are worried about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect.

What do you do if you suspect a safeguarding issue?

If the person is in immediate danger take action at once, such as calling emergency services or medical assistance. Make safeguarding personal. Share your concerns with the adult, unless it is not safe or possible to do this. Listen to their views and ask them what they would like to see happen next.

Can I report a safeguarding concern anonymously?

Reporting a concern

Speaking up can make sure that child gets help as soon as possible. The sooner you contact your local children’s social care duty team, the quicker they can act. They’re available 24 hours a day, and can make an anonymous report if that feels safer.

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How do I raise a safeguarding concern?

Raising a Safeguarding Concern

Anybody can raise a safeguarding concern, for example they might be a carer, a professional working with adults with care and support needs or somebody who thinks they have been abused. They can raise a concern by contacting adult social care help desk directly on 01452 426868.

What is whistleblowing in safeguarding?

Whistleblowing is when someone raises a concern about a dangerous or illegal activity or any wrongdoing within their organisation. Raising a concern is known as “blowing the whistle” and is a vital process for identifing risks to people’s safety.

What is a Section 42 in safeguarding?

A Section 42 enquiry must take place if there is reason to believe that abuse or neglect is taking place or is at risk of taking place, and the local authority believes that an enquiry is needed to help it to decide what action to take to support and protect the person in question.

When can you raise a safeguarding concern without consent?

You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected. Involve patients in decisions about their care. You can disclose information to protect the patient or others from harm.

What is a safeguarding incident?

Safeguarding incidents are specifically those where: firstly the incident intentionally or unintentionally causes harm, or risk of harm, to staff, associates or members of the community – children or adults; and secondly harm is caused by the organisation’s staff, programmes, or operations.

What is a safeguarding concern in adults only?

Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. … It also means making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is supported and their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs are respected when agreeing on any action.

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What happens if a safeguarding is raised against you?

Where the allegation leads to the involvement of children’s social care and/or the police, the LADO will canvass their views on suspension and let your employer know. However, only your employer has the power to suspend you and they cannot be required to do so by a local authority or police.