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.
When should safeguarding be raised?
If you still have concerns about abuse or neglect and it is not possible or within the scope of your role to have a conversation with the adult, then, if in doubt, continue with the process and raise a safeguarding concern.
What does it mean to raise a safeguarding issue?
When somebody raises a concern about an adult with care and support needs who is at risk of abuse, we call the first step of the process raising a safeguarding concern.
What would be 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.
Who should raise 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.
The safeguarding concerns framework suggests that where there is reasonable cause to suspect the individual has care and support needs and may be at risk of experiencing abuse then all agencies have a responsibility to consider raising a safeguarding concern with the local authority.
Who is safeguarding intended for?
Safeguarding adults means7: • Protecting the rights of adults to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. People and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.
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.
Why do we need safeguarding?
Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility.
What does safeguarding mean for vulnerable adults?
Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is everyones responsibility. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and expereince of abuse or neglect.
What do the 3 C’s stand for in safeguarding?
Understanding the risks to children
Areas for online risks can be categorised into the 3 C’s – Content, Contact and Conduct, and can be commercial, aggressive or sexual in nature as shown in the table below.
How do you safeguard vulnerable adults?
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
- Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent.
- Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring.
Who needs a safeguarding policy?
Safeguarding duties for adults at risk apply to any charity working with anyone aged 18 or over who: has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and. is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect and.
Why is it important to raise safeguarding concerns?
Safeguarding is so important because abuse is still very much happening, and sadly, it is often these most vulnerable citizens who are commonly victims of abuse. These people deserve to live in a safe environment, away from harm – which makes safeguarding of great importance during their care.
What is the most important part of safeguarding?
Prevention – The number one function of safeguarding should always prevent abuse, harm or neglect from occurring, for example by having a good security policy on-premises.
What are the four forms of abuse?
Most States recognize four major types of maltreatment: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. Additionally, many States identify abandonment, parental substance use, and human trafficking as abuse or neglect.
What are the 3 main e safety issues?
The three important areas of risk when it comes to e-safety are content, contact, and conduct. Content concerns itself with the material being accessed online, and whether it is harmful, illegal, and/or inappropriate. This can be in a variety of formats, inlcuding text, sound, images, or video.
“Safeguarding” refers to the actions and procedures taken to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and protect them from harm. The “policies and procedures,” refer to guidelines and instructions, often outlined by a company, government, or organisation, that reflect how we should fulfil these duties.
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.
What are the 5 most common types abuse?
The 5 most recognised forms of abuse are defined in the UK Government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2016) as follows:
- • Physical. This harm is not accidental.
- • Emotional. This is sometimes called psychological abuse.
- • Neglect.
- • Sexual.
- • Bullying.
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What type of abuse is most common?
Neglect is the most common form of child abuse.
What type of abuse is the hardest to detect?
Emotional or psychological abuse
Emotional abuse often coexists with other forms of abuse, and it is the most difficult to identify. Many of its potential consequences, such as learning and speech problems and delays in physical development, can also occur in children who are not being emotionally abused.
What are the four areas of risk online safety?
You should consider the 4 areas of online safety risks when developing your online safety policy: content, contact, conduct and commerce.
What are content risks?
Content risks: Where a child is exposed to unwelcome and inappropriate content. This can include sexual, pornographic and violent images; some forms of advertising; racist, discriminatory or hate-speech material; and websites advocating unhealthy or dangerous behaviours, such as self-harm, suicide and anorexia.