In the course of our involvement with you, we collect a variety of information from you. We view the early sharing of information as key to providing an effective response where there are emerging concerns.
To ensure effective safeguarding arrangements:
- all organisations must have arrangements in place which set out clearly the processes and the principles for sharing information between each other, with other professionals and the SAB; this could be via an Information Sharing Agreement to formalise the arrangements
professional safeguarding is part of your individual responsibility. Do not assume that someone else will pass on information that may be critical to the safety and wellbeing of an adult. If a professional has concerns about an adult’s welfare, or believes they are at risk of abuse or neglect, they should report this to the local authority. If they believe or suspect a crime has been committed, they need to contact the police.