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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 February 2013
Date of Publication: 27 February 2013
Inspection Report published 27 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 1 February 2013, 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 staff and talked with stakeholders.

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 spoke with dental staff and the practice manager about the protection of vulnerable adults, safeguarding and reporting suspected abuse. All of the staff we spoke with were able to explain the process they would follow, they described different types of abuse and knew where they could access further support.

The practice manager confirmed and provided evidence that safeguarding had been discussed at a staff meeting during an in house training session.

Clear guidance for staff to follow was on display in the practice.The practice manager told us how they had produced an easy to follow flow chart for staff, detailing the process they should follow for reporting and escalating any concerns they may have.

We looked at a sample of staff recruitment files to establish if pre employment checks and criminal records bureau checks had been sought before staff worked at the practice. We saw that they had. This meant that staff were vetted to ensure that they were safe to work with vulnerable adults and children.