If the abuse or poor practice carries on, then support workers should report their concerns to a more senior manager. Support workers can also report their concerns directly to the local authority adult safeguarding team, or directly to the Care Quality Commission.
Where do I report a safeguarding issue?
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.
Where can I get information about safeguarding?
You can find them by contacting your local safeguarding board who will have a set of policies and procedures as guided by the Care Act. Think about how these policies and procedures are relevant to your service. You can also contact them for advice or support.
Where can you access information about harm abuse and safeguarding?
You can pass on your concerns to the person’s GP and social worker. Local authorities have social workers who deal specifically with cases of abuse and neglect. Call the person’s local council and ask for the adult safeguarding co-ordinator. You can also speak to the police about the situation.
Where would you obtain information and guidance in relation to safeguarding?
∎ Social services: the adults’ services department of your local authority will be able to provide advice and support on safeguarding and protecting vulnerable individuals. ∎ Care Quality Commission (CQC): the independent regulator gives guidance on government policies.
What is considered a safeguarding issue?
What are Safeguarding Issues? Examples of safeguarding issues include bullying, radicalisation, sexual exploitation, grooming, allegations against staff, incidents of self-harm, forced marriage, and FGM. These are the main incidents you are likely to come across, however, there may be others.
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 happens if you get reported to safeguarding?
The Safeguarding Lead Worker will work with you and other important people to put together a plan that keeps you safe. This is called a Protection Plan. If the plan involves changes to the support or care you receive, then this plan will be agreed with you. You can say what help or support you need.
Who is responsible for safeguarding?
Local Authorities have statutory responsibility for safeguarding. In partnership with health they have a duty to promote wellbeing within local communities. Cooperate with each of its relevant partners in order to protect adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect.
What are the 7 types of abuse?
The 7 types of elder abuse are:
- Physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Emotional or psychological abuse.
- Financial abuse.
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.
Is safeguarding only about abuse?
Child protection is part of child safeguarding. Child protection means keeping safe children who are being abused or who are in danger of abuse. Child safeguarding is a much wider approach. It means actively promoting the safety and welfare of all children.
When should safeguarding be raised?
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.
What details must be included in a safeguarding report?
A summary of safeguarding concerns. This could include information on the total number of concerns, the forms of harm identified, the proportion of concerns within the organisations direct activity or which it identified within the community and the number of referrals passed to safeguarding authorities.