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