Immediate protection plan
Staff and Volunteers
If a crime is being committed contact the Police - 999
If a crime has been committed but people are now safe contact the Police - 101
If a person is in need of immediate medical attention call an ambulance 999 or take them to an accident and emergency unit or call their GP.
Take any action within your remit to protect any person who is at immediate risk of serious harm - Risk assessment
This may include:
- Enabling the person at risk to stay at your office/service until other help is made available
- Enabling the person at risk to get to a safe place of their choice (e.g. home of friend or family)
- Taking the person who has been harmed to a social work office, Police station, hospital or to their GP
- Creating an excuse/activity to keep the person causing harm separate from the person being harmed
- Asking the person causing harm to leave the premises (if it is their home you could suggest a cooling off period)
- Suspending an employee who may be causing harm (using your organisation’s disciplinary procedures)
Previous Page Contents Next Page
- Supporting the person being harmed to apply for an emergency restraining order via a solicitor. If the person is mentally incapacitated a 'litigation friend' should act on their behalf.