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Risk to staff
Some of the people we work with pose a level of risk to themselves and others. We sometimes minimise the risks if working with a family for a period of time, but need strategies to ensure staff and those around them are safe at work and that young people and families get the support they need.
In order to ensure that staff are safe, there are a number of processes in place that should be adhered to at all times.
Before completing a home visit the worker must complete the risk assessment for home visits and get it signed by a manager.
Checking the case file
Where a practitioner who is not the case manager is seeing the young person they must check the young person's file for alerts about risk before meeting the young person.
Sharing of information
If any service has information, either historical or current, that suggests that the young person may present a risk of harm to staff, this must be shared as soon as it is known.
Where there is thought to be a risk of harm to staff
- The manager must be informed immediately
- An email must be sent to the team advising of the risk and the case listed for discussion at the next team meeting
- The risk must be recorded on the young person's file, with a date for review to ensure the information remains relevant
- Information should be shared with other agencies who are involved with the young person as necessary
- A plan for management of staff safety must be developed (e.g. 2:1 staffing, no home visits)
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