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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 May 2012
Date of Publication: 26 June 2012
Inspection Report published 26 June 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

We found people living at St Ann’s Nursing Home were protected from the risks of harm because staff received safeguarding training. Staff knew how to recognise abuse and how to act in the event of any concerns.

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.

The provider was meeting this standard.

User experience

The staff we spoke with said that they had undertaken safeguarding training. They told us if they witnessed abuse they would speak with the manager or the Care Quality Commission.

One staff member told us ‘I have enough training…..I would go to my manager if I witnessed abuse….or I would get information on external contacts from the office. I had safeguarding training in January this year. I am aware of the whistleblowing policy’

Another staff member told us ‘I have completed safeguarding training. If I witnessed abuse, I would make the resident safe and then report to my manager’.

Other evidence

We were told that St Ann’s Nursing Home operated in accordance with the Pan Sussex Multi Agency Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults at Risk.

We saw evidence of internal safeguarding and whistle blowing policies and procedures used by St Ann’s Nursing Home which were up-to-date.

In accordance with current procedures we were told that safeguarding alerts were reported to Brighton and Hove City Council. We saw evidence of previous alerts being appropriately reported to the local authority.

We were told that staff attended safeguarding training every year to update staff and increase their knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures.

We saw examples of care plans for individuals who needed restrictions in place for care purposes. There was evidence of risk assessments and procedures being followed appropriately.

The Director of Care Services told us that St Ann’s Nursing Home ensured, as far as is practicable, that people were safeguarded from all forms of abuse. There were no outstanding safeguarding investigations at the home at the time of our inspection.