Which Adults do Safeguarding duties apply to according to the
Care Act 2014
1/ those needing care and support
2/ those experiencing/ at risk from abuse or neglect
3/ those in need of care unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect
Who is the Welfare Concern (serious Outstanding Risk) procedure open to.
Those in need of help from Social Services Department but don’t meet safeguarding criteria
Eg Self neglect… such as hoarding, clutter image rating 5+
What actions for someone disclosing abuse to you
1/ Listen, allow them to speak freely
2/ ask who, when, where. Don’t push, don’t offer suggestions
3/ no leading Qs 4/ don’t investigate or jump to conclusions 5/ don’t promise to keep secrets6/ if poss, ask for consent to share details 7/ Make records, quote victims exact words
Safeguarding concern to be raised even if police doing it too or LFB already done one. With whom must this be raised and when.
- Local Borough Commander, or OOD.
- Within 4 hrs if immediate risk
- 24 hrs otherwise
• process should be started and action taken immediately in all cases.
When should consent for raising safeguarding issues NOT be sought
1/ puts persist increased risk
2/ would hamper investigation of a crime
3/ May lead to unjustified delay in raising referrals
What actions if concerned person is in immediate danger.
- 2 Ffs to stay with person
- Call LAS if needed
- Call Police