Safeguarding alerts are raised so that a vulnerable child or young person can be protected and the law can be upheld. Safeguarding alerts are made upon the knowledge of a child being abused or neglected or any other breach of safeguarding protocol. There are multiple ways in which a safeguarding issue can occur.
What happens during a safeguarding investigation?
The investigation will involve: face-to-face contact with the adult at risk of harm including where relevant an assessment of capacity. ascertaining the views and wishes of the adult at risk and providing appropriate support. undertaking an assessment of risk of harm.
What happens when you raise a 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. … The adult at risk will always be told afterwards what was discussed and what will happen next.
Can anyone raise a safeguarding alert?
A Safeguarding Alert can however be made by any person. It might be made by the person who is at risk, a friend or family member, a member of the public, a paid carer, a volunteer or anyone else. Making a Safeguarding Alert just means reporting the concerns to be addressed within the safeguarding procedures.
When would you raise a safeguarding alert?
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
When does safeguarding apply?
Safeguarding procedures apply to adults who have care and support needs that may mean that the person is unable to take steps to prevent them from being the victims of abuse. Safeguarding procedures apply to children as due to their age they are not able to take steps to prevent abuse from occurring.
What are the six 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 safeguarding adults involve?
What does safeguarding adults mean? Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. … It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and expereince of abuse or neglect.
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.
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.