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Managing Concerns around People in Positions of Trust (PiPoT)

What does the policy cover?

The policy relates to those instances where a partner organisation is made aware of information that may affect the suitability of a professional, student, or volunteer to work with adult(s) with care and support needs; where such information has originated from activity outside their professional or volunteering role and place of work, and meets the criteria below:

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.

Please note: If an allegation is made that concerns the actions of a professional, student or volunteer, which relates to alleged abuse or neglect of an adult with care and support needs, then a safeguarding concern should be raised in accordance with  the Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures and a PiPoT concern does not need to be raised.

How to make a PiPoT referral?

If the PiPoT works in North Yorkshire, a referral should be made to the Health and Adult Services Safeguarding Team using the PiPoT referral form and e-mailed to pipots@northyorks.gov.uk

PiPoT Policy

The PiPoT Policy is available here on our website: https://safeguardingadults.co.uk/pipot-policy

You can also download the policy and PiPoT referral form at the links below

PiPoT Policy

PiPoT Referral Form


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