When can I raise a safeguarding concern without consent?

Can you raise safeguarding without consent?

In the context of adult safeguarding these rights can be overridden in certain circumstances. Emergency or life-threatening situations may warrant the sharing of relevant information with the relevant emergency services without consent. … It is good practice to try to gain the person’s consent to share information.

When should a safeguarding concern be raised?

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.

When can you override consent in safeguarding?

Professionals can then override consent as long as they can show they are acting in the person’s best interests. Some users will disclose abuse to you and forbid you to tell anyone else. They are often subjected to duress or pressure and fear of the consequences.

Do you need consent to share safeguarding concerns?

If the information is confidential, but there is a safeguarding concern, sharing it may be justified. … It is good practice to try to gain the person’s consent to share information. As long as it does not increase risk, practitioners should inform the person if they need to share their information without consent.

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What circumstances can you share information without consent?

Information can be shared without consent if it is justified in the public interest or required by law. Do not delay disclosing information to obtain consent if that might put children or young people at risk of significant harm.

What is a Section 42 safeguarding?

What is Safeguarding Adults? The Care Act 2014 (Section 42) requires that each local authority must make enquiries, or cause others to do so, if it believes an adult is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect.

Can anyone raise a safeguarding alert?

Anybody can raise a safeguarding concern, for example they might be a carer, a professional working with adults with care and support needs or somebody who thinks they have been abused.

What circumstances should lead to raising a safeguarding concern to the local authority?

HOWEVER raising a safeguarding concern may be justified e.g. where there is a vital risk to the person or others, where there is a public interest consideration or issue, or where a best interest decision needs to be made (where the adult lacks capacity to make the decision).

How do you raise a child safeguarding concern?

Raising a concern

  1. Tell the safeguarding lead of your organisation immediately with as much clear detail as you are able.
  2. If there is an immediate risk of harm or an emergency situation, call 999 for the police immediately and then contact Social Services.

When can confidentiality be breached?

A breach of confidentiality occurs when data or information provided in confidence to you by a client is disclosed to a third party without your client’s consent. While most confidentiality breaches are unintentional, clients can still suffer financial losses as a result.

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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.

How long should you keep safeguarding records?

In the voluntary and community sector, records relating to child protection should be kept for 7 years after your organisation’s last contact with the child and their family.