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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 February 2012
Date of Publication: 8 March 2012
Inspection Report published 8 March 2012 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

Our judgement

People who used the service were safe and protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse.

Overall, we found that Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

People who used the service told us that they felt safe living at the service.

We were told that any concerns are reported to care staff or members of the management team and are acted upon quickly.

Other evidence

There have been no other safeguarding alerts raised since the service registered under

the Health and Social Care Act 2008 in October 2010.

We saw from the list of training staff had attended, that all staff had been trained in

safeguarding vulnerable adults and the relevant local authority procedures. Staff we spoke with during the visit, told us that they had received training in this subject and were clear about their role and responsibilities in the event of an allegation of abuse being made.

Staff said they would know what to do in the event of an incident and understood the

Whistle Blowing Policy of the service.

We saw that the service had a copy of the multi agency procedures in place for

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). We were told by the registered manager that no one had a DOLS authorisation in place at present. Staff training in DOLS and MCA had been attended by most staff and we saw from the list of training, that future dates had been scheduled for the remaining staff to attend training in these subjects.