If you think you or someone you know is being abused, or neglected you should tell someone you trust. 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.
How do you 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.
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 an appropriate timescale for reporting or raising a concern?
The indicative timescale for reporting the concern is within the same working day. It is often difficult to believe that abuse or neglect can occur. Remember, it may have taken a great amount of courage for the person to tell you that something has happened and fear of not being believed can cause people not to tell.
How do you raise a safeguarding concern about a child?
Raising a concern
- Tell the safeguarding lead of your organisation immediately with as much clear detail as you are able.
- If there is an immediate risk of harm or an emergency situation, call 999 for the police immediately and then contact Social Services.
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.
How long does a safeguarding issue stay on your record?
Records should be kept for 6 years after the last contact with the service user unless any of the exemptions apply (listed above) or if your organisation is required to comply with any other statutory requirements. circumstances the organisation should make a record of the concern and the outcome.
Can I make a safeguarding referral without consent?
If the information is confidential, but there is a safeguarding concern, sharing it may be justified. … It is good practice to try to gain the person’s consent to share information. As long as it does not increase risk, practitioners should inform the person if they need to share their information without consent.
What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?
All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.
Who is responsible for raising a safeguarding referral?
2 Who has Responsibility? Manager, Enquiry Practitioner, Police or other Partners. significant quality concerns, the Safeguarding Adults Manager must inform the relevant Head of Service or escalate to a more senior level as required.
What is the recommended time frame for taking action?
Managing immediate risks- Some adult safeguarding concerns will require an immediate response to safeguard the adult. As an indicative timescale, an assessment of immediate risks and action needed should be undertaken within 48 hours of receiving the adult safeguarding concern.