Concerns about a person working or volunteering with adults at risk

When Does PiPoT Apply?

PiPoT applies when there are concerns about the suitability of a professional, or volunteer to work with an adult(s) at risk

  • The information (current or historical) comes 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, it could be their partner or a child.
  • The allegation does not directly involve an adult at risk but may have risk implications in relation to the employment or volunteer work of a person in a position of trust (PiPoT).

Examples of concerns include when that person 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

Anyone can report a PiPoT concern

Concerns of this type should be raised in the same way as a safeguarding concern.

Please see "Worried about an Adult?"