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.
What happens when you are referred to safeguarding?
When the enquiry is finished in most cases we will organise a final safeguarding meeting. The adult at risk will always be invited to safeguarding meetings about them and they can bring someone with them to help support them. … At this meeting we will discuss what has happened and what needs to happen next.
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.
What is covered under safeguarding?
What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding can be defined as protecting vulnerable individuals from abuse, neglect or any form of harm. Harm can come from adults, other children, or people working closely with these vulnerable individuals.
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.
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.
What are the 6 key principles of safeguarding?
What are the six principles of safeguarding?
- Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
- Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection. …
- Partnership. …
Who is responsible for raising a safeguarding alert?
Anyone within an organisation can raise a safeguarding alert. The issue is raising it with the appropriate member of staff. When an alert is raised, it needs to be done confidentially.
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 are the four steps for safeguarding?
Four steps to safeguarding
- Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters.
- Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training.
- Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to.
- Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare.
How long should a safeguarding investigation take?
How long an investigation takes. That depends on how complicated it is, how many people are involved and how quickly people give us information. We try to finish an investigation within 14 weeks.
Do I need a safeguarding policy?
Safeguarding adults policy and procedures set out the best practice framework for your organisation to respond to safeguarding concerns. … Organisations that fail to do this risk failing to meet their duty of care, which at worst could leave adults at risk vulnerable to harm.
Is safeguarding a legal requirement?
Put simply, everyone is responsible for safeguarding adults. … There is a lot of safeguarding legislation that gives responsibility to people in certain positions to act on reports of adult abuse. The primary legal responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults lies with local authorities.