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Person in a Position of Trust

A Person in a Position of Trust (PIPOT) is anyone who works or volunteers with adults with care and support needs.

People can be considered to be in a ‘position of trust’ where they are likely to have contact with adults with care and support needs as part of their employment or voluntary work, and

  • Where the role carries an expectation of Trust and
  • The person is in a position to exercise authority, power or control over an adult(s) with care and support needs (as perceived by the adult).

Positions of trust may include, but are not limited to, any staff working on behalf of:

  • Social Care
  • Health services
  • Police and Criminal Justice
  • Housing
  • Education.

Make a Referral

To make a PIPOT referral download the referral form below and email it to

More Information

To find out what the process is when a PIPOT referral is made download the process flowchart below:

Practitioners in Dudley should refer to the West Midlands Adults Position of Trust Framework which is available on the West Midlands Regional Adult Safeguarding Information Hub.