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?"