1) If the person is injured, or in immediate danger, or at immediate risk take immediate action and ring 999 for police or ambulance
Whether the risk is immediate, as above, or otherwise:
2) Make a written record of your concerns as soon as possible
3) Tell the person concerned what you are going to do about the concern
4) Only tell people who need to know – such as your Safeguarding Officer
– your Safeguarding Officer is : Joan Would
– mobile no. 07341 88 55 62
– if you can’t get through by phone, send an email from the TAO website (Contact Us – subject Safeguarding) DO NOT WAIT
5) Inform the person about the outcome of any process, as far as you are aware
Your safeguarding officer will support you through the process of reporting concerns and other support is also available if needed, through the TAO, BCCMA, NSPCC or statutory social services.
** It is your responsibility to make notes of what is said or what has happened, but
you should not try to interview or investigate the circumstances.
Statutory agencies such as the police or social care are responsible for this.