Concerns about a Person in a Position of Trust (PiPoT)


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.

  • You can do this by telephone, email or by raising an adult safeguarding concern (Professionals MUST complete this form).
  • If you are not sure whether to report your concern call the Safeguarding Adults Duty/Consultation line 01908 252835. 

Last Updated: 29 July 2021