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With the implementation of the Care Act 2014 the safeguarding duties apply to an adult who?

• Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs);
• is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
• as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.


Reporting procedures
In the event of immediate risk:.......

• Act in the best interest of the adult at risk. Make an immediate evaluation of the risk and take steps to ensure the individual is in no immediate danger.
• Contact London Ambulance Service if emergency medical treatment is necessary.
• Contact police straight away on 999 as well as following LFB internal reporting procedures.
• If possible, and without compromising their own safety, two members of staff should stay with the person at risk until police arrive.


All safeguarding concerns should be reported to?

directly to the local borough commander, or through the officer of the day (OOD) via Resource Management Centre (RMC), within four hours where there is an immediate risk and within 24 hours for all other concerns.
However, the referral process should be started, and actions taken, immediately in all cases.


You may worry that you could be mistaken about the injuries or disturbing behaviour. If you are unsure please discuss with?

your line manager, operational manager, borough commander or, outside working hours, with the OOD through the reporting system in order to obtain another perspective. They will make every effort to ensure that the concern is reasonably established before the relevant BC raises it with the local Social Services Department. In the unlikely event there is no available BC, the concern will be passed to the duty deputy assistant commissioner (duty DAC) or the geographically nearest BC. It is the responsibility of the geographically nearest BC/duty DAC to update the relevant BC with the details and outcome of the concern raised. You will not be at fault for reporting a concern of this nature if in doubt, refer. All reported concerns will be treated in confidence.

The BC/duty DAC must be the only point of contact with SSD in respect of safeguarding concerns. The BC/ duty DAC will liaise with the Social Services Department (SSD) for guidance.

If the decision is taken to refer as a welfare concern the BC/Duty DAC will inform the relevant station manager who will ensure that the Welfare Concern (Serious Outstanding Risk) process is followed.

Immediate feedback on the outcome of the concern raised should be given to the referrer by the BC.

Feedback on the eventual outcome of the concern raised should be given to the referrer by the BC/Duty DAC (in safeguarding cases) or the relevant SM (in Welfare Concern/ Serious Outstanding Risk cases).


Adult safeguarding is built on six principles that are used to evaluate safety from and prevention of abuse or neglect with an adult’s capacity to make their own decisions?

• Empowerment:
• Prevention:
• Proportionality:
• Protection:
• Partnership:
• Accountability: