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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 3 January 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 3 January 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 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of abuse because reasonable steps had been taken to identify the possibility of abuse and to prevent abuse.

Reasons for our judgement

People told us they felt safe living here and that the staff were "the best". We observed relaxed and respectful interactions between people and staff.

Staff demonstrated a good understanding of the different types of abuse. Records showed that they had received training about abuse and about how to safeguard people from abuse. Staff were aware of the company policy in relation to reporting abuse internally. However, the provider may find it useful to know that staff did not know how to make a safeguarding alert to the local statutory safeguarding team. The person in charge during this inspection went on to the Devon County Council website during our inspection to learn how to do this, and to identify how the service could access local training relating to this.

We looked at how one person's money was managed. We saw that monies and receipts were kept safely and were auditable. Staff reported that they checked each person's monies at least once each day. We counted one person's monies and found this tallied with the records kept.

No one using this service was subject to any form of restraint.