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Enquiry lead

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NICE Guideline NG189 - Safeguarding adults in care homes

Sometimes referred to as the lead enquiry officer or enquiry officer. This person is appointed by the local authority when a safeguarding enquiry begins. They may be a local authority social worker or a designated member of staff from the care home or care home provider. They are responsible for coordinating responses to the enquiry, coordinating decision making and acting as the main point of contact. They make sure that enquiry actions are undertaken in accordance with Care Act duties, related statutory guidance and the recommendations in this guideline.

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