How do I report a safeguarding concern?
Please call the 24 hour Safeguarding helpline on 0203 373 0440.
If you want to:
- Report abuse.
- Find out more information.
- Raise a concern because you are worried about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect.
Who should you contact if you have a concern about safeguarding?
Contact the First Response Team (adult social services):
Telephone 020 8489 1400.
What happens when you report a safeguarding concern?
Someone will be identified to make sure the plan is put into action. The plan will be reviewed on a regular basis with the adult and any other people involved in the safeguarding plan. When the enquiry is finished in most cases a final safeguarding meeting will be organised.
What do you do if you suspect a safeguarding issue?
Make a report of what you’ve seen and any evidence that would support your claim, including time and date. Do this in line with your educational organisation’s child protection policy. Report what you have seen to a superior or a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who will then take the issue further if they see fit.
What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?
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 good safeguarding report include?
A summary of safeguarding concerns. This could include information on the total number of concerns, the forms of harm identified, the proportion of concerns within the organisations direct activity or which it identified within the community and the number of referrals passed to safeguarding authorities.
No one other than social services will ever know you are the one who made the report. The dispatcher and the caseworker are the only ones who will likely know your name and will not release it to the abuser, the victim, or anyone else.
What are the 3 basic principles for safeguarding information?
Ensure all staff understand the basic principles of confidentiality, data protection, human rights and mental capacity in relation to information-sharing.
When Should adult safeguarding be raised?
Open. Every adult with care and support needs has the right to a safeguarding service, if they are at risk of abuse or neglect and are unable to protect themselves.
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 is an example of safeguarding?
Examples of safeguarding issues include suspected abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, grooming, allegations against staff, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
When should 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.