Adult Safeguarding - Raising a Concern and the Decision Making Tool (DMT)

 MK Together has developed a Decision Making Tool to make it clearer and easier for people to understand what a safeguarding concern is and what to do with a concern.

Discriminatory or Hate Crime

Unequal or abusive treatment based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.

RESOLVE:

  • Isolated incident of teasing motivated by prejudicial attitudes towards an adult’s individual differences
  • Isolated incident of care planning that fails to address an adult’s specific diversity associated needs for a short period
  • Reoccurring incidents of teasing motivated by prejudicial attitudes towards a persons’ individual differences. Lack of risk assessment to manage situations.

CONSULT:

  • Recurring failure to meet specific care/support needs associated with diversity that cause little distress
  • Denial of civil liberties e.g. voting, making a complaint

REPORT:

  • Hate crime resulting in injury/emergency medical treatment/fear for life
  • Hate crime resulting in serious injury/attempted murder/honour-based violence
  • Inequitable access to service provision as a result of diversity issue
  • Being refused access to essential services
  • Humiliation, threats or taunts on a regular basis
  • Recurring failure to meet specific care/support needs associated with diversity that cause distress

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination. Details for reporting a hate crime can be found on the Thames Valley Police Website: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/hco/hate-crime/how-to-report-hate-crime/

Last Updated: 29 July 2021