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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 February 2012
Date of Publication: 29 February 2012
Inspection Report published 29 February 2012 PDF | 53.16 KB

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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 02/02/2012, observed how people were being cared for, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff, reviewed information from stakeholders and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

People are protected from possible abuse by staff who have an awareness of the principles of safeguarding vulnerable people.

User experience

People told us that they felt safe and were well cared for by staff.

Other evidence

The manager stated that safeguarding was taken seriously. We saw training records that confirmed that all staff had attended safeguarding of vulnerable adult training. This enabled staff to understand the aspects of safeguarding which were relevant to them.

Staff spoken with showed a good knowledge of safeguarding people from abuse. Staff knew how to recognise the signs of abuse and that they must report all cases of concern to the appropriate person.

We looked at the home’s safeguarding policy and procedure and found that it included the local authority multi-agency safeguarding procedures. The manager confirmed that it worked collaboratively with the local authority to safeguard and protect the welfare of people who use the service. We found that they reported any concerns appropriately and attended local authority safeguarding meetings when required. The local safeguarding team confirmed they had no current safeguarding refrrals for Forest Edge.

We saw information on the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty. People could be sure decisions were made in their best interests and were reviewed in line with appropriate guidelines.