When should I make a safeguarding referral?

When should a safeguarding be raised?

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.

What is classed as 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.

What does a safeguarding referral do?

They are expected to give advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisation, liaise with the police and other agencies, and monitor the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible. They also have responsibilities to make sure the process is thorough and fair.

How should you make a safeguarding referral?

Explain to the call taker that you wish to make a ‘SAFEGUARDING ADULTS REFERRAL’. As a professional, you must provide your contact details. In an emergency contact the relevant emergency services (police, ambulance, fire and rescue service) – be aware of the possible need for forensic evidence.

Can anyone make a safeguarding referral?

If there is the potential for the involvement of children, or an unborn baby, make a safeguarding children referral. If others are at risk (for example, other nursing home residents), public interest disclosure permits a safeguarding adults referral without the individual’s consent.

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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.

What are the signs of safeguarding?

Common signs

  • unexplained changes in behaviour or personality.
  • becoming withdrawn.
  • seeming anxious.
  • becoming uncharacteristically aggressive.
  • lacks social skills and has few friends, if any.
  • poor bond or relationship with a parent.
  • knowledge of adult issues inappropriate for their age.
  • running away or going missing.

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.
  • Protection. …
  • Partnership. …
  • Accountability.

What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?

All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.