Your concern will be handled by the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) who work in partnership with police, probation services and health services to safeguard children and adults at risk from abuse or neglect.
When they receive information about a concern, partners will share information between themselves to decide if:
If the adult is thought to have been hurt or could be hurt in the future they will be referred to the appropriate safeguarding or locality team. Information will be shared with the police to help stop or solve a crime.
If the adult has not been hurt but the safeguarding team thinks they would benefit from extra support then their name, address, reason for the enquiry and outcome will be shared with multi agency safeguarding teams who will make sure that they will be offered the services and support they need.
It will depend on whether the person you care for has capacity (able to make a particular decision for themselves). If they have capacity and do not wish for information to be shared, we may not be able to share it. However, in some circumstances, information can be shared in order to keep that person safe.
Your information will be held in a safe place and will not be shared with other people unless they have the legal power to see it.