Write down why you are concerned about a person as simply and clearly as you can
Write down why you are concerned about a person as simply and
clearly as you can, and as soon as you can after an event.
Record all relevant information including what you saw, what you
heard, and why you acted as you did. Be factual.
Sign and date your records and make sure they are kept in a safe
Record any physical signs or injuries using a body map or hand
drawing if necessary, make sure you sign and date it.
Write down what is said to you, who said it including their
relationship to the person or role and how they can be contacted, if
appropriate. Include any questions you have asked, make sure you
sign and date it.
Include any details about what the person wants to be done at this
Sign and date all your records and make sure you keep them in a
Inform the agency
Tell the person responsible for the person’s care e.g. the manager
of the service or most senior person available what your concerns
are and where possible work with them to address the issues you