Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Referrals

The purpose of this Procedure is to provide guidance on what issues require referral to the appropriate professional body, and at what point.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with from the NMC and HCPC

All Blackpool Teaching hospital NHS Foundation Trust employees have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, including:

  • Being alert to the possibility of abuse and neglect to a child or adult through their observation, or by professional judgement made as a result of information gathered.
  • Knowing how to deal with a disclosure or allegation of abuse to a child or adult
  • Undertaking training as appropriate for their role and keeping themselves updated
  • Being aware of and following the local policies and procedures if they have concerns about a child or adult
  • Ensuring that all staff and their managers discuss and record any safeguarding issues that arise in a timely manner.


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