Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)

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Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)

The Independent Safeguarding Authority’s (ISA) role is to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults.

Referrals are made to the ISA when an employer or an organisation such as a regulatory body, has concerns that a person has caused harm or poses a future risk of harm to children or vulnerable adults. In these circumstances the employer or regulatory body must make a referral to the ISA. The range of organisations who are able to make referrals include:

  • Regulated activity providers;
  • Personnel suppliers;
  • Local authorities;
  • Education and Library Boards;
  • Health and Social Care (HSC) bodies;
  • Keepers of Registers named in the legislation; and
  • Supervisory authorities named in the legislation.

Additionally, the ISA can take referrals from members of the public.

If you have been referred to the ISA due to claims of harming, causing harm, putting at risk of harm, attempting to harm, or inciting to harm a child or vulnerable adult, the ISA will consider if it is appropriate to add you to either the Children’s Barred List or Adult’s Barred List.
This process includes requesting relevant information for other organisations such as the police, local authorities and your employers.

Rodney Hylton-Potts is extremely experienced in this area, and for a fixed fee can assist clients from the start of the proceedings in making representations on your behalf to prevent your being included on the lists, and all the way through the appeal hearings if you are on the lists.

Consult the experts – For more information or a free legal opinion telephone 020-7381-8111 or email law@hylton-potts.com.