Buckinghamshire Partnerships

Persons in Positions of Trust

Persons in Positions of Trust

 It is a requirement of the Care Act 2014 Statutory Guidance that Safeguarding Adults Boards should establish and agree a framework and process for any organisation to respond to allegations against anyone who works, (in either a paid or an unpaid capacity,) with adults with care and support needs. As a response Buckinghamshire has produced a Person's in Positon of Trust Protocol (PIPOT) which can be accessed below:


  • Below is the forms as word documents.  
  1. LASM Referral Form PIPOT
  2. LASM Planning meeting agenda PIPOT
  3. LASM Planning Meeting Mintues PIPOT
  4. LASM Database Template PIPOT
  5. LASM Closure Agenda PIPOT
  6. LASM Closure Minutes PIPOT
  7. LASM Actions Form PIPOT

 This Protocol applies to all partner agencies of Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB), and organisations commissioned to provide services by them, so they respond appropriately to allegations against people who, whether an employee, volunteer or student, paid or unpaid, works with or cares for adults with care and support needs. These individuals are known as People in a Position of Trust.

BSAB requires its partner agencies to be individually responsible for ensuring they adopt the principles of this Protocol and maintain clear organisational procedures for dealing with People in Positions of Trust concerns.

If you wish to make a referral regarding someone in a position of trust, please email the Local Safeguarding Adults Manager at LASM@buckscc.gov.uk.