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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 March 2013
Date of Publication: 20 April 2013
Inspection Report published 20 April 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 19 March 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We 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

The dentists had received training in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and had shared this with other staff during in-house training. All staff had received training in relation to safeguarding, which was delivered by the PCT.

We reviewed the practice policy and procedure for reporting safeguarding. Staff were able to describe in detail how they would recognise potential abuse and how it would be reported.

All staff had enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks except one receptionist. A risk assessment had been carried out and it was determined that a CRB check was not necessary for this person.