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Safeguarding and protection from abuse: good

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  • Organisations we regulate

S1. How do systems, processes and practices keep people safe and safeguarded from abuse?

Characteristics of services we would rate as good in this area

There are clearly defined and embedded systems, processes and standard operating procedures to keep people safe and safeguarded from abuse, using local safeguarding procedures whenever necessary. These:

  • are reliable and minimise the potential for error
  • reflect national, professional guidance and legislation
  • are appropriate for the care setting and address people's diverse needs
  • are understood by all staff and implemented consistently
  • are reviewed regularly and improved when needed.

Staff have received up-to-date training in all safety systems, processes and practices.

Safeguarding adults, children and young people at risk is given sufficient priority. Staff take a proactive approach to safeguarding and focus on early identification. They take steps to prevent abuse or discrimination that might cause avoidable harm, respond appropriately to any signs or allegations of abuse and work effectively with others, including people using the service, to agree and implement protection plans. There is active and appropriate engagement in local safeguarding procedures and effective work with other relevant organisations, including when people experience harassment or abuse in the community.

Last updated:
13 October 2017