What happens when you are 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.
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.
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 the process for reporting a safeguard concern?
Process for reporting safeguarding concerns
- Remain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up.
- Listen carefully and give the person time to speak.
- Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed, but never promise confidentiality.
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.
Who investigates safeguarding?
However Adult Social Care still retains the responsibility for co-ordinating the overall safeguarding investigation. There are occasions when the investigation may take longer than 20 days due to the complexity of the allegation and/or the disclosure of additional evidence during the investigation.
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 can be raised as a safeguarding?
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 should be reported to Lado?
The LADO works within Children’s Services and should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:
- behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child.
- possibly committed a criminal offence against children, or related to a child.