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10.4 Notification of Serious Events

REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

The Protection of Children Standard
Regulation 40

AMENDMENT

In July 2018, the title of this document was revised to ‘Notification of Serious Events’ to provide clarity and better reflect terminology used in the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards.


Contents

  1. Notifications of Serious Events
  2. Notifying the Regulatory Authority/HSE


1. Notifications of Serious Events

Normally, notifications to outside agencies will be made by senior management unless procedures state otherwise e.g. in relation to child protection concerns where there is a concern that the senior manager is implicated.

Event Who to notify
Death of a Resident. Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: Tel 0300 123 1231)
The Health and Safety Executive
The Secretary of State for Children
Referral pursuant to section 35 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 of an individual working in the Home.

Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: Tel 0300 123 1231)

Serious illness or serious accident sustained by a Resident or employee. This includes serious or persistent self harming or attempted suicide.

Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: Tel 0300 123 1231)
The Health and Safety Executive

*If a medical practitioner considers it to be notifiable under RIDDOR
Allegation that a Resident Accommodated at the Home has committed a serious offence. Outside Agencies:
The Police
Involvement or suspected involvement of a Resident in sexual exploitation. Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231)
The Police
Any incident necessitating calling the Police or Emergency Services (e.g. absconding, Fire Brigade, ambulance etc.). Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231)
Any serious complaint about Homes or employees. Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231)
Instigation and outcome of any Child Protection Enquiry involving a Resident. Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231)
Outbreak of any infectious disease which in the opinion of a registered medical practitioner is sufficiently serious to be so notified. Outside Agencies:
Ofsted (National Business Unit: Tel 0300 123 1231)
The Health and Safety Executive


2. Notifying the Regulatory Authority/HSE

2.1 The Regulatory Authority

Where a notification is required to the Regulatory Authority e.g. Ofsted, please go to the Ofsted website or use the Notifications form for providers of children's homes.

2.2 Health and Safety Executive

For information on notifying the Health and Safety Executive Incident Contact Centre:

T: 0845 300 99 23
E: riddor@connaught.plc.uk
www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/

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