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Support

If you need support

 

We understand that it can be stressful and upsetting for everyone when a concern is raised. We want to do what we can to reduce this stress and upset where possible. We do this by:

  • being clear about what will happen next

  • giving you useful documents and guidance

  • giving you a named contact who you can ask questions and talk to

  • having staff that are trained to listen and support

We have worked in partnership with Samaritans to train all our staff involved in the fitness to practise process and our registration and advice team. They have the skills to recognise when someone may need additional support.

If you have had a concern raised about you and you need support, we will be able to advise you on which organisations might be able to help.

We will keep information you share about your health and wellbeing confidential in line with data protection legislation. But, if there are any concerns about your health and wellbeing that may put people at risk, the information you give us may be used in our proceedings. We may also share this information with other organisations who can offer support, but only if you agree to this.

Witnesses and people who have raised concerns should bear in mind that we may need to share some information about them with the social worker involved. If you have any questions about this, please speak to your named contact. If you do not have a named contact, for any reason, please call us on 0808 196 2274 and we will support you. 

If you are a witness, you can find more information in our witnesses support guidance

You can find more information about other organisations that may be able to support you on this page.

 

Last updated: 28 November 2019

Additional support