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 classed as a safeguarding concern?
A child or young person safeguarding concern is when they are living in circumstances where there is a significant risk of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or neglect). If you think you know a child or young person at risk please report this to us. …
When should safeguarding be raised?
If a child is suffering or at risk of significant harm, you can raise a safeguarding alert, giving the appropriate information to the right people.
What is the criteria for safeguarding?
For a safeguarding response to be required under the Care Act 2014, the person has to meet the usual three criteria: having care and support needs. experiencing (or being at risk of) abuse or neglect. being unable to protect themselves because of those needs.
What are the 3 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. …
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.
How do you identify safeguarding issues?
Monitoring a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing
Through monitoring these signs and reviewing them regularly you may identify a safeguarding issue. Indicators to record include changes in physical wellbeing, signs of distress or illness, and noticeable changes such as weight gain or weight loss.
How do I report safeguarding?
Please call the 24 hour Safeguarding helpline on 0203 373 0440. During office hours please select option 1. Alternatively, you can use our short online form to report suspected abuse or raise a concern and someone from Adult Social Care will call you back.
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.
What happens if safeguarding is not followed?
If an organisation has poor safeguarding policies or no safeguarding in place could lead to: Abuse and neglect being missed. An increase in abuse cases. Vulnerable people not being treated with compassion or empathy.
Section 43 of the Care Act requires every Local Authority to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) for its area. The SAB operates at a strategic level, helping and protecting adults in its area from abuse and neglect through co-ordinating and reviewing a multi-agency approach across all member organisations.