Police involvement in an incident – notification form

Page last updated: 12 May 2022
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When and how to tell us about an incident relating to your service that is reported to or investigated by the police.

How to notify us

If you have an account with the CQC Provider Portal, you can send us your notification online.

Notify us online

If you don't have access to the Provider Portal, you can notify us by filling in a form and emailing it to HSCA_notifications@cqc.org.uk.

Statutory notification: Incidents reported to or investigated by the police

NHS trusts do not need to notify us about police attendance.

When you need to tell us about police involvement

You must notify us of incidents which may affect someone's health, safety and welfare when using, visiting or working at your service. You must tell us without delay.


Please do not notify us using this form if you have made a report to the police about a service user being affected by one of these events. Then you should use the specific notification form: