2.3 Explain actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
Learning outcome: Understand how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
Assessment criteria: 2.3 Explain actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused

  • Reassure the individual and ensure their immediate safety
  • Explain that you have a duty of care to share this information with others
  • Report concerns to your manager or other appointed person (e.g. safeguarding lead)
  • Document your concerns
  • Follow-up to ensure your concern has been taken seriously and whistleblow to others, if necessary
  • As part of your role, you may be required to collect information as part of an investigation

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