Question: What Should You Do If You Have A Safeguarding Concern?

What is a Section 42 in safeguarding?

An enquiry is any action that is taken (or instigated) by a local authority, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect in relation to an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and is unable to protect themselves because of those needs..

Who should respond to a safeguarding concern?

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).

What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?

These are:Recognise.Respond.Report.Record.Refer.

What do we mean by safeguarding?

protecting vulnerable adults orSafeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. It means making sure people are supported to get good access to health care and stay well. It is wrong if vulnerable people are not treated by professionals with the same respect as other patients.

What is my role in safeguarding?

It is the responsibility of people who work in Health and Social care to work in a way that will help to prevent abuse. This means providing good quality care and support and putting the individual at the centre of everything, empowering them to have as much control over their lives as possible.

What happens when a safeguarding is raised?

The alert can also be raised by someone who thinks it might be happening. When the council receives the alert they have to decide whether safeguarding is the right route. They will do this by gathering information. If the council decide safeguarding is the right route, then it will be allocated to a professional.

What is an example of safeguarding?

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 is classed as a safeguarding issue?

The Care Act statutory guidance defines adult safeguarding as: ‘Protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. … is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, and. as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

How do you explain safeguarding?

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 everyone’s responsibility. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

How do you identify safeguarding concerns?

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.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern in school?

If you have a concern, you should follow your school’s standard safeguarding procedure in the first instance including discussing with your designated safeguarding lead. They may get further advice from the local authority. You can also talk to the police, either in person or by dialling 101, the non-emergency number.