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Managing Concerns around People in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) with adults who have Care and Support Needs

This policy relates to those instances where a relevant agency is alerted to information that may affect the suitability of a professional, or volunteer to work with an adult(s) at risk, where such information has originated from activity outside their professional or volunteer role and place of work. The alleged victim, in such circumstances, does not have to be an adult at risk, for example, it could be their partner or a child. This document refers to when there is an allegation, which does not directly involve an adult at risk, but may have risk implications in relation to the employment or volunteer work of a PiPoT.

A PIPOT allegation relates 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 or child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to, 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.

What is excluded from this policy?

If an allegation is made that concerns the actions of a professional, or volunteer which relates to alleged abuse or neglect of a person with care and support needs,  then such an allegation should be responded to, by following the Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures (West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and City of York). This procedure include directions about how concerns referred and investigated.

Please complete as much of the form as possible and email the form to pipots@northyorks.gov.uk

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