Safeguarding Patients & Staff
The HPAC provides a referral pathway for clinincal staff not regulated by statute. We are sign posted in all police custody suites for non-paramedic referrals.
When we receive a valid safeguarding referral regarding a registrant we regulate either from the police, the public, LADO, CQC, health care professionals, employers or from any other stakeholders, an alert is shared with registered organisations linked to the registrant (current or future).
If a registrant's Enhanced DBS certificate becomes invalid this would be picked up within an hour of the change and linked employers would be made aware via the Health Practice Associates Council's system.