If you have concerns that a person is suffering from neglect, or any other form of abuse, we would urge you to report it immediately. You do not need permission to do so. The local council social services department are the lead agency for responding to safeguarding issues. Please report your concerns to them.
How and when do you report safeguarding concerns?
Need help reporting a safeguarding concern about someone in your organisation? In an emergency, call the Police. If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999 and request the Police.
What concerns can be reported under safeguarding?
Any individual or agency can respond to an adult safeguarding concern raised about an adult. This can include reporting the concern and seeking support to protect individuals from any immediate risk of harm (e.g. by contacting the police or emergency services).
How do you address 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. Act immediately, and do not try to address the issue yourself.
What is classed as a safeguarding concern?
A safeguarding concern is when a person is concerned about someone’s well-being. These concerns may be about a family member, a neighbour or a friend and could be around different types of Neglect or Abuse.
What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?
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 are the procedures for safeguarding?
Safeguarding Policies should:
Demonstrate ownership of the safeguarding agenda. Maintain and review a record of concerns. Follow safe recruitment procedures, including DBS checks (by the Disclosure and Barring Service) Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out.
What are the 6 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.
What to do if a safeguarding concern is not followed up?
Keep calm and don’t assume your concerns have been ignored unless you are aware of the wrongdoing repeating itself or escalating in seriousness. Seek advice from us if the wrongdoing repeats itself or escalates in seriousness. Seek advice from us if considering escalating your concerns anonymously or confidentially.
What are the signs of safeguarding?
Signs and indicators
- Low self-esteem.
- Feeling that the abuse is their fault when it is not.
- Physical evidence of violence such as bruising, cuts, broken bones.
- Verbal abuse and humiliation in front of others.
- Fear of outside intervention.
- Damage to home or property.
- Isolation – not seeing friends and family.
Who should respond to a safeguarding concern?
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. Ask them to help you report it. Supporting people when concerns are raised about abuse or neglect can be very difficult and distressing for everyone involved.
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 3 parts of safeguarding?
What is safeguarding?
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
- preventing harm to children’s health or development.
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
What is the correct sequence for the 5 steps for raising a safeguarding concern?
The 5 Rs of safeguarding: definitions
- Recognise. You must have a clear understanding of the what the different signs and symptoms of potential abuse, harm and neglect can be.
- Respond. If you do have a safeguarding concern, it is essential that you respond appropriately and do not ignore the situation.
What is a Section 42 safeguarding?
What is a Safeguarding Enquiry? Section 42 of the Care Act 2014 requires that each local authority must make enquiries (or cause others to do so) if it believes an adult is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect.
What is the role of a care worker in safeguarding?
Carers have a range of roles regarding safeguarding – they can be the person who raises the concern, themselves be vulnerable to harm and abuse, or can be abusers themselves. Carers may be involved in situations that require a safeguarding response, including: witnessing or speaking up about abuse or neglect.
What is safeguarding for the elderly?
Safeguarding means protecting people’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Any form of abuse or neglect is unacceptable and never justifiable, no matter what reason may be given for it. It is very important that older people are aware of this and they know support is available.
What is reporting in safeguarding?
They must report all alleged abuse to the local authority adult safeguarding team, and they must help that team with any investigation. If staff are found to have abused the people they support, they will face disciplinary action. If a crime has been committed, then staff may be suspended while the police investigate.
What are 5 examples of abuse?
Examples include intimidation, coercion, ridiculing, harassment, treating an adult like a child, isolating an adult from family, friends, or regular activity, use of silence to control behavior, and yelling or swearing which results in mental distress.
How do you respond to abuse in a care home?
Under different circumstances, you may have to:
- report the incident or situation.
- assist with any formal investigation.
- assess, monitor and review the situation in consultation with other staff team members such as a keyworker.
- talk to the victim and/or alleged perpetrator to ascertain their versions and views.
What action should you take if you suspect a person has been abused?
If you know or suspect someone is being abused, report the abuse to civil authorities. Then help the person get in touch with other resources for protection and healing, including medical help, Church leaders, and professional counselors.
What is the toxic trio?
The Toxic Trio
The term ‘Toxic Trio’ has been used to describe the issues of domestic abuse, mental ill-health and substance misuse which have been identified as common features of families where harm to children and adults has occurred.
Where would you record alleged abuse in a care home?
In most cases, this will simply be their line manager, but in cases where the line manager may be implicated in the suspicion then the member of staff would alert either a more senior manager within their organisation or they may choose to report it to their local authority where it will be passed to the adult social …
What are the 4 main types of vulnerability?
The different types of vulnerability
In the table below four different types of vulnerability have been identified, Human-social, Physical, Economic and Environmental and their associated direct and indirect losses.
What are some examples of being vulnerable?
Examples of Vulnerability
- Taking chances that might lead to rejection.
- Talking about mistakes you have made.
- Sharing personal information that you normally keep private.
- Feeling difficult emotions such as shame, grief, or fear.
- Reconnecting with someone you have fallen out with.
How long should a safeguarding take?
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 does HBA stand for in safeguarding?
Honour based abuse (HBA) can be described as a collection of practices which are used to control behaviour within families or other social groups in order to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs and/or honour.
What does Patch stand for in safeguarding?
PATCH) Alleged perpetrator. Safeguarding Plan – record of the. arrangements to safeguard an adult. at risk within a Formal Enquiry.