If you witness or suspect there is a risk to the safety of people in your care and you consider that there is an immediate risk of harm, you should:

  • Report your concerns immediately, in writing to the appropriate person  – Escalating concerns NMC

  • Ask for advice from your professional body if unsure on what actions to take

  • Protect client confidentiality

  • Refer to your employer’s whistleblowing policy

  • Keep an accurate record of your concerns and action taken

  • All of the above