Adult Protection – A Brief Guide
Recognise – be aware of adult protection issues and how an adult at risk of harm may present
Report – where you have an internal adviser for adult protection report the matter to them and discuss the need to make a referral but ensure this does not adversely delay referring
Refer – Refer the patient and their circumstances through your local adult protection referral process. Where the matter is urgent contact the relevant emergency services.
Record – use the patient record to note the issues that arose, the circumstances and the actions you took and the rationale for your actions.