What Is A Safeguarding Concern?

What is a safeguarding issue?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.

preventing harm to children’s health or development.

taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes..

What is an example of safeguarding?

Examples of safeguarding issues include bullying, radicalisation, sexual exploitation, grooming, allegations against staff, incidents of self-harm, forced marriage, and FGM.

What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?

Specific safeguarding issues, including information on:Child criminal exploitation (CCE)Child sexual exploitation (CSE)County lines.Domestic abuse.Preventing radicalisation.Upskirting.Honour-based abuse.

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.

What should you do if you have any safeguarding concerns?

Process for reporting safeguarding concernsRemain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up.Listen carefully and give the person time to speak.Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed, but never promise confidentiality.Act immediately, and do not try to address the issue yourself.More items…

What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?

These are:Recognise.Respond.Report.Record.Refer.

What is a safeguarding concern in adults only?

It means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. The aims of adult safeguarding are to: prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs.

When can you raise a safeguarding concern without consent?

Consent is NOT required when: Other people, including other adults at risk and or children, could be at risk from the person causing harm. It is necessary to prevent crime, or a serious crime has been committed. You believe that the adult at risk is being coerced or fearful of repercussions.

What is the difference between safeguarding and protection?

In short terms, safeguarding is what we do to prevent harm, while child protection is the way in which we respond to harm.

In the UK, there’s a strong legal framework for safeguarding vulnerable adults. Working in the private care sector or most public services will mean you need to have a clear understanding of the rights of vulnerable adults and your responsibilities towards them.

How do you identify safeguarding concerns?

Monitoring a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing Look for any indicators that suggest a person is at risk of harm, such as changes to demeanour or behaviour. Make a point of recording these indicators. Through monitoring these signs and reviewing them regularly you may identify a safeguarding issue.

What are the safeguarding procedures?

Safeguarding and child protection procedures are detailed guidelines and instructions that support your overarching safeguarding policy statement. They explain the steps that your organisation will take to keep children and young people safe and what to do when there are concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.

How do you safeguard someone?

When safeguarding a vulnerable adult you:Ensure they can live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.Empower them by encouraging them to make their own decisions and provide informed consent.Prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and stop it from occurring.More items…•

How do you report safeguarding concern?

How to raise a safeguarding concernin an emergency, contact the police, tel: 999.if the person is not in immediate danger, contact the police, tel: 101.

What are the 4 types of abuse?

the Four types of abuse:Physical abuse.sexual child abuse (Rape, molestation, child pornog-neglect (Physical neglect, educational neglect, and.Emotional abuse (Aka: Verbal, Mental, or Psycholog-