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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 February 2013
Date of Publication: 13 March 2013
Inspection Report published 13 March 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 18 February 2013, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care 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

We spoke with six people who were registered with the practice. None of the people we spoke with raised any concerns about the care and treatment they had received at the practice. All of the people we spoke with told us that they found the staff friendly and polite. People said they felt safe when having their treatment and that they trusted their dentist.

The practice had a nominated safeguarding lead and there were safeguarding policies and procedures for staff to refer to. This was important as it gave staff guidance on what actions to take if abuse was suspected. Local contact numbers for children's safeguarding teams were available for staff to contact should they have any concerns. All staff had undertaken some training in safeguarding issues. They demonstrated an understanding of what safeguarding from abuse was and what they should do if they suspected abuse.

We were told that enhanced criminal record bureau checks had been completed for all staff who worked at the surgery. A list of checks and the dates they were completed was available to evidence this.