I just wanted to know what everyones thoughts were on disclosing safeguarding concerns in an employment reference, especially if that person is joining another care provider. It has been a hot topic within my team the past week both providing a refernce and recieving one.
Does anyone know where we stand legally? I feel we have a duty of care to all vulnerable people not just the people we support. If someone has been dismissed or disciplined due to a safeguarding concern - can we disclose that in a refernce if it is factual? And what are the implications if an offer is then withdrawn becuase of a refence we provided?