In making a decision whether to refer or not, the designated safeguarding lead should take into account:
It is may be difficult for adults with care and support needs to protect themselves and to report abuse. They rely on you to help them.
Language Pal is committed to safe employment. Safe recruitment practices, such as Disclosure and Barring checks reduce the risk of exposing adults with care and support needs to people unsuitable to work with them.
However, you should keep an open mind about what constitutes abuse or neglect as it can take many forms and the circumstances of the individual case should always be considered.
You should ask the person if you are unsure about their well-being as there may be other explanations to the above presentation