Purchasers can impose suspensions of placements, remove their residents and initiate safeguarding
investigations which often become entrenched and can lead to findings that providers have abused
those in their care.
In such cases the hosting authority may make recommendations to other placing authorities to
remove their service users. Safeguarding investigations can quickly drain good morale. Without
adequate legal representation, providers can find themselves subject to investigations which are
Ridouts frequently advises providers facing safeguarding investigations. Our clients frequently
comment that our attendance at meetings softens the aggression they often face at case conferences.