Allegations Against People in Positions of Trust

The Safeguarding Partnership has agreed a clear, thorough and fair process to be followed in cases where there are allegations raised against people in positions of trust that fall outside of the framework of section 42 of the Care Act 2014. This is because some allegations do not indicate abuse or neglect of specific adults, but they still indicate that a person may not be suitable to work with adults with care and support needs.

Such allegations could be that a person in a position of trust has:
▪behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed any adult or child
▪possibly committed a criminal offence against an adult or child
▪behaved towards an adult or child in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to adults with care and support needs.

This process does not replace the existing guidance governing responding to allegations against people in positions of trust.

This process is for all employers, voluntary organisations, student bodies in Hillingdon who engage with adults with care and support needs of any kind.

Where any professional becomes aware that relevant allegations have been made a referral must be made to the Adult LADO, using the referral form below, and sent to within 24hours.