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Thank you very much for clarifying. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
There is nothing stopping them from reporting you to the CQC but that does not mean that anything will come out of it and that they will take any action against you. Looking at what happened I do not see how you would e considered to have done anything bad enough to justify CQC taking any action against you. I would understand if you were in work and had been negligent in your duties, done something which exposed the service users to harm etc but all that happened is that you did not turn up to work. That is not a safeguarding concern, people do not turn up to work for all sorts of reasons, quite frequently, but it does not mean they should be reported. I think this is a case of the employer being unhappy about it and going too far to try and deal with it, when in fact this is an internal matter only and something that should be resolved between you and them.
You are most welcome. If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to get back to me and I will be happy to help. All the best
No problem. In all honesty, nothing you say will guarantee they do not report you further – if they have made up their mind, they will do it regardless. You can always clarify again that this is not a safeguarding issue or something that the CQC would be interested in and it is a waste of time. The problem is that they will not be penalised even if they make an incorrect report so for them the risks of reporting you are very low
Hi, what do you want to know about this please?
It’s not blackmail from a legal point of view because they can report you anyway, but they cannot force you to work there any further. Remember that being reported does not mean anything will happen as a result so you can always take the risk of being reported, with the knowledge that this is unlikely to lead to any official penalty from the CQC