The designated person within a Crosslands has primary responsibility for putting into place procedures to safeguard adults at risk and for managing concerns about adults at risk.
Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Play a lead role in developing and establishing the organisation’s approach to safeguarding adults and in maintaining and reviewing the organisation’s implementation plan for safeguarding adults in line with current legislation and best practice.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of the safeguarding adult policy, procedures and resources throughout the organisation.
  • Contribute to ensuring other policies and procedures are consistent with the organisation’s commitment to safeguarding adults.
  • Advise on the organisation’s training needs and the development of its training strategy in relation to Adult Safeguarding.
  • Receive reports of and manage cases of poor practice and abuse reported to the organisation – including an appropriate recording system.
  • Support the chair to coordinate the case management process.
  • Manage liaison with, and referrals to, external agencies for example adult social-care services and the police.
  • Create a central point of contact for internal and external individuals and agencies concerned about the safety of adults within the organisation.
  • Represent the organisation at external meetings related to safeguarding.