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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 June 2013
Date of Publication: 12 July 2013
Inspection Report published 12 July 2013 PDF

People should be protected from abuse and staff should respect their human rights (outcome 7)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights are respected and upheld.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 11 June 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People were protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights were respected and upheld.

Reasons for our judgement

The provider had taken action to prevent abuse from happening in the service.

We spoke with three people who all told us they felt safe. One said “I do feel safe. I am not sharing a room with anyone, which is good”. Another said “yes totally at ease”. We also spoke with two relatives who both told us they were happy that the people were safe and well cared for. One said “I have no safety concerns”.

We spoke with eight nursing staff, all of whom demonstrated a good knowledge of safe guarding and the risks of abuse. One staff nurse said “all my staff are fully aware on this subject. They get regular training”. A healthcare assistant said “we get trained every year. It is important we know what to do”. All the nursing staff we spoke with said they knew who to contact both, inside and outside the organisation, if they suspected abuse was taking place. One said “I would go to my line manager or matron”. Another said “ultimately I would call the police”.

We saw the training matrix and noted that safe guarding training was recorded for all staff and that refresher training was scheduled at appropriate intervals. Safe guarding training was also part of the induction training programme that nursing staff undertook at the start of their employment with the hospital. The provider had a policy on safe guarding vulnerable adults and we were able to confirm that should a safe guarding issue arise that the provider would inform the appropriate authority.