Any concerns regarding inappropiate behaviour by someone in a Position of Trust in relation to an adult with care and support needs must be acted upon.

This is extremely important in order to protect adults in need of care and support from harm.

Examples of people who might be in a Position of Trust are:

  • employees or volunteers who deliver direct care or support
  • managers of the above staff 
  • trustees board members or senior managers of services or organisations that work with adults with care and support needs

Organisations working with adults with care and support needs should have in place clear policies in line with the West Midlands Regional Policies and Procedures around Adult Safeguarding, for dealing with allegations against people in a Position of Trust.

“An allegation may relate to a person who works with adults with care and support needs who has:

  • Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, an adult with care and support needs;
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to, an adult with care and support needs, or
  • Behaved towards an adult with care and support needs in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to them.

The organisations Safeguarding Lead must be informed as soon as possible and the appropriate actions taken. All safeguarding concerns must be referred to the MASH at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Any allegation made against a person who works with adults with care and support needs and is employed by the local authority must be referred to the Local Authority  Designated Officer using the referral form below -

Referral Form for LADO

Anyone with any concerns relating to allegations of inappropriate behaviour should contact the safeguarding service on 01902 550477 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or secure email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Click here to view Information guide for staff facing allegations

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