Frequent question: Can I see my safeguarding record?

Can you request to see your safeguarding record?

An adult can request to see information held upon them under the Data Protection Act. They may be provided with information regarding themselves only – all other information will be removed.

Who can see a safeguarding record?

Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Information and Records Confidential information and records about staff and children must be held securely and only accessible and available to those who have a right or professional need to see them.

Are safeguarding records kept?

The child protection files should kept in one place, separate from other pupil records, in a locked cabinet accessible only by relevant staff. … Effective record keeping is an important aspect of child protection, and many Serious Case Reviews illustrate what happens when record keeping is weak.

Can parents see safeguarding records?

Parents (i.e. those with parental responsibility in law) can request to see their child’s record. The school should take advice about sharing information with parents as there is no blanket right for a parent to access their child/ren’s information under the GDPR/DPA 2018.

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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.

What happens if a safeguarding is raised against you?

Where the allegation leads to the involvement of children’s social care and/or the police, the LADO will canvass their views on suspension and let your employer know. However, only your employer has the power to suspend you and they cannot be required to do so by a local authority or police.

What is a safeguarding incident?

Safeguarding incidents are specifically those where: firstly the incident intentionally or unintentionally causes harm, or risk of harm, to staff, associates or members of the community – children or adults; and secondly harm is caused by the organisation’s staff, programmes, or operations.

How long must safeguarding records be kept?

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.

How long does a safeguarding issue stay on your record?

Records should be kept for 6 years after the last contact with the service user unless any of the exemptions apply (listed above) or if your organisation is required to comply with any other statutory requirements. circumstances the organisation should make a record of the concern and the outcome.

How do you store safeguarding records?

Child protection records must be kept separate from all other records relating to that child. Child protection records should be stored in a locked cabinet preferably within the DSL’s office with access only to those with direct child protection responsibility for children.

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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.

Can social services access police records?

The Police may need to access information from social services records as part of their investigations. They are able to make such requests under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 with most requests being made under section 29(3) of the DPA (prevention and detection of a crime).