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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 November 2012
Date of Publication: 1 March 2013
Inspection Report published 1 March 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 carried out a visit on 30 November 2012, observed how people were being cared for, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use 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

People who use 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.

There were safeguarding procedures in place and staff had received training to ensure that people using the service were protected from harm or abuse. The agency had a copy of the local authority safeguarding policy and reporting procedures. Information regarding how to contact the local authority safeguarding team was also displayed in the agency’s office. Safeguarding training sessions were included in the staffs’ induction and refresher training was provided. Evidence of ongoing training that we saw was in line with the local authority's policies and procedures.

Staff that we spoke with confirmed that they received safeguarding training during their induction and ongoing refresher training sessions. Staff demonstrated that they would immediately report any incidents of harm or abuse to their manager.

The manager told us about a recent safeguarding issue which had been appropriately reported to the local authority safeguarding team. The manager was aware of their responsibility in notifying the Care Quality Commission of any incidents or allegations of abuse. There were no further safeguarding concerns currently being investigated.