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St Aidan Lodge Residential Care Home Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 April 2014
Date of Publication: 27 June 2014
Inspection Report published 27 June 2014 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 30 April 2014, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, 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

We saw the provider had a safeguarding policy and procedure in place. These were kept in the office and were easy for staff to find if they needed to refer to them This meant staff had easy access to guidance on what to do if they had concerns about a person’s wellbeing.

We spoke with four members of staff. The staff described clearly what action they would take in the event of a safeguarding matter coming to their attention. They were also clear about their roles and responsibilities in this area. The staff all told us that they had completed training about safeguarding adults and we saw this in their training records. This meant people who used the service benefitted from staff who knew how to report and respond to suspected abuse.

We looked at the provider’s accident and incident records and found that any incidents occurring in the home were appropriately documented. We also looked at notifications submitted to the Care Quality Commission and confirmed that these corresponded to the accident and incident reports. This meant the manager was responding appropriately to incidents that occurred in the home and people were protected from harm.