Identifying potentially abusive situations and/or emerging safeguarding concerns
When identifying possible emerging concerns about abuse and/or neglect practitioners should ask:
- What are my concerns about the adult that if not addressed could
cause them to become an adult at risk of abuse or neglect?
- What information do you have to support these concerns?
- Am I concerned that carer/s behaviours could lead to abuse and
Practitioners should share their concerns and any information obtained with their safeguarding lead.
They should also record these concerns and information obtained.
If the concerns relate to carers being unable to meet the needs of the adult, then ensure the carer receives an assessment in their own right under Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, Part 3.