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What Is Safeguarding?
In order for safeguarding to work effectively we need everyone to understand what it is, why it’s relevant to them and what they should do in the future should they suspect abuse is occurring.
“If you see something Say Something”
Everyone working in adult social care, including leaders, managers and front-line care staff, needs to understand their own responsibilities for the safety of the people they support, and must have the right skills and knowledge to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
New NICE Guidance on Safeguarding Adults in Care Homes
The new NICE guidance covers keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect. It includes potential indicators of abuse and neglect by individuals or organisations, and covers the safeguarding process from when a concern is first identified through to section 42 safeguarding enquiries. There are recommendations on policy, training, and care home culture, to improve care home staff awareness of safeguarding and ensure people can report concerns when needed.
Remember a Section 42 Safeguarding Enquiry can lead to difficult, protracted and lengthy safeguarding investigations being initiated by the local authority. Health and social care Providers are often summonsed to meetings at short notice with little or no agenda, only to face a room filled with numerous stakeholders and a set of allegations not previously shared with them, leaving Providers feeling bewildered. Make sure you are prepared and have Investigated all safeguarding allegations meticulously and have maintained effective documented records.
Hidden Risks – Burnout Syndrome (BOS).
Boris Johnsons £36 billion investment to reform the NHS and Social Care.
Over 1m health and care staff needed in next decade
The NCF has called on government to provide “immediate support” to address staffing shortages in the social care sector.
2021-22 Workforce Development Fund has now launched.
NACAS – National Association of Care and Support Workers
Government considering National Care Service in White Paper proposals, report
You can find us on carehome.co.uk!
CQC hosting webinar on monitoring and prioritising inspections.
What Is Safeguarding?
Recovering your Care Home’s occupancy levels post pandemic.
Social Care recruitment crisis leaving carers overstretched and the elderly without support.
Is safeguarding a priority for you and your team? Do you have robust processes and procedures in place to support the effective safeguarding of your service users?
Safeguarding should always be a high priority for your organisation, click the button below to see how our expert team at Delphi can support you with safeguarding…