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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 September 2012
Date of Publication: 23 August 2011
Inspection Report published 23 August 2011 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

Staff have access to relevant polices, procedures and on going training to ensure they have the skills to safeguard people from potential abuse, so people’s safety and welfare can be assured.

User experience

We did not discuss this outcome group with people who use the service.

Records and discussions with staff members demonstrated they had a good understanding of safeguarding people from potential abuse.

Other evidence

The home has a copy of the government and local guidance about safeguarding people from abuse. This guidance should provide staff with information about how to recognise abuse and safeguard people from this.

The registered manager said information about safeguarding is covered during the induction period of every new member of staff. This was also a standing agenda item in staff meetings and formal supervision sessions. We looked at two minutes of staff meetings which confirmed this.

We looked at staff training records which showed safeguarding training is on going. This should ensure that staff have the skills to recognise potential abuse and how best to protect people from this.

We spoke with one staff member who demonstrated a good understanding of how to safeguard people from potential harm and the importance of sharing information with the relevant agencies. They also confirmed receiving safeguarding training. People can therefore be confident that staff will have the skills to protect them from potential abuse.