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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 September 2013
Date of Publication: 8 October 2013
Inspection Report published 08 October 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 September 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who used the service were protected from the risk of abuse, because the provider had taken reasonable steps to identify the possibility of abuse and prevent abuse from happening.

Reasons for our judgement

A procedure on safeguarding children from abuse and harm was in place and staff had completed training in this area. The clinic does not currently treat children although it will do in the future when the manager is registered with the Care Quality Commission. The manager knew to take advice from other agencies with regard to concerns around the safety of children, although the telephone number of the local child protection team was not available. Training around the protection of adults had not been provided and guidance around who to contact in the event of a concern being raised was not in place. The provider may find it useful to note that training staff in the safeguarding of adults and vulnerable adults will ensure they are aware of the signs to look out for and know what to do if they want to report their concerns.