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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25 January 2013
Date of Publication: 22 February 2013
Inspection Report published 22 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 25 January 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who used the service were protected from the risk of abuse because steps were taken to identify the possibility of abuse and prevent it from happening.

Reasons for our judgement

Policies and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults were in place, including easy access to relevant safeguarding contacts should the staff have had need of them. We saw that any safeguarding issues had been reported appropriately, which ensured the person was protected.

Staff we spoke with told us that all staff had attended training in how to protect vulnerable people and training records confirmed this. Two senior staff had been on a safeguarding course the day before our inspection. Staff demonstrated that they were aware of their responsibilities and that they knew how to report any suspicions of abuse.