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Raising a concern about a professional on our Register
This section provides information on how to raise a concern about a professional on our Register (registrant).
Anyone can raise a concern about a registrant. This includes members of the public, employers, the police and other health and care professionals.
We will not normally take further action if information is provided anonymously (where the person providing us with the information does not give their name). This is because we want to operate a fair and clear process and we cannot go back and ask for more information if we do not know who has contacted us. However, as our main function is to protect the public, if information given to us anonymously relates to serious and credible concerns about a registrant's fitness to practise, we may consider taking further action. If you want to raise a concern anonymously, you should contact us so we can discuss what options may be available to you.
Because our function is to protect the public, we can investigate concerns relating to events which happened at any time or which took place before the registrant was registered. However, we will not normally proceed with concerns that are made more than five years after the events giving rise to them. This is so we can get the best possible evidence about the concerns, for example, witnesses will be able to recall events more easily.