Police Investigations

Incidents can occur at a service which may lead to a police investigation.  This could be a death of a service user or a serious incident, such as an allegation of abuse.  Police investigations take priority over other authorities, but providers may still face scrutiny from other bodies such as the CQC, Local Authorities, Commissioners and the Coroner. 

Such investigations can be confusing, concerning, demand a lot of provider’s time and impact the day- to-day running of a service.

Offences the police may investigate include:

Prosecutions for such offences can result in prison sentences, unlimited fines and an inability to work in the sector again.

It is important to understand how such investigations can impact your business but also how best to handle them if they do occur.

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