Frequent question: How long should a safeguarding investigation take?

However Adult Social Care still retains the responsibility for co-ordinating the overall safeguarding investigation. There are occasions when the investigation may take longer than 20 days due to the complexity of the allegation and/or the disclosure of additional evidence during the investigation.

What happens in a safeguarding investigation?

Safeguarding investigation outcomes are as follows. Substantiated — There is sufficient evidence to prove the allegation that a child has been harmed or there is a risk of harm. Malicious — There is sufficient evidence to disprove the allegation and there has been a deliberate act to deceive.

What is the reporting time frame for a safeguarding incident?

Other people you must report the incident to

You must do this within 5 working days of becoming aware of the incident. You may want to notify LSCBs or local safeguarding partners outside of your area. Example If the incident relates to a looked-after child who has been placed outside of your area.

What happens after a safeguarding referral is made?

When the enquiry is finished in most cases we will organise a final safeguarding meeting. The adult at risk will always be invited to safeguarding meetings about them and they can bring someone with them to help support them. … At this meeting we will discuss what has happened and what needs to happen next.

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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 Section 42 in safeguarding?

A Section 42 enquiry must take place if there is reason to believe that abuse or neglect is taking place or is at risk of taking place, and the local authority believes that an enquiry is needed to help it to decide what action to take to support and protect the person in question.

What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?

Common safeguarding issues

  • Maladministration of medication.
  • Pressure sores.
  • Falls.
  • Rough treatment, being rushed, shouted at or ignored.
  • Poor nutritional care.
  • Lack of social inclusion.
  • Institutionalised care.
  • Physical abuse between residents.

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 is the recommended time frame for taking action?

Managing immediate risks- Some adult safeguarding concerns will require an immediate response to safeguard the adult. As an indicative timescale, an assessment of immediate risks and action needed should be undertaken within 48 hours of receiving the adult safeguarding concern.

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What are the four steps for safeguarding?

Four steps to safeguarding

  • Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters.
  • Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training.
  • Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to.
  • Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare.

What to report to safeguarding?

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.