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St Aidan Lodge Residential Care Home Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 January 2013
Date of Publication: 7 February 2013
Inspection Report published 7 February 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 22 January 2013, observed how people were being cared for 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 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.

All of the staff we spoke with during the inspection were familiar with safeguarding procedures. They all described clearly what action they would take in the event of a safeguarding matter coming to their attention. They were clear about their roles and responsibilities in this area. They were also able to give examples of what constitutes abuse.

The provider had a safeguarding policy and procedure in place. We found contact details for the local authority were available to staff within the home and were displayed within the staff room in the unit for people with learning disabilities. We saw the provider had responded appropriately to any allegations of abuse and maintained records of any action taken. All of these measures meant people were protected from the risk of abuse and staff were aware of how to report any concerns regarding their safety.