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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 May 2013
Date of Publication: 11 June 2013
Inspection Report published 11 June 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 8 May 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff.

We reviewed all the information we have gathered about Dimensions 1 Abell Gardens.

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 from happening.

Reasons for our judgement

Staff we spoke with told us there were policies and procedures for staff to follow if they had any concerns. These included a whistleblowing policy which was there so that staff were aware of how to raise a concern if they thought the safety of a person was at risk.

Staff demonstrated a good understanding of safeguarding adults. Staff were able to describe to us how they would recognise the signs of abuse and how to report all cases of concern to the appropriate person. Training records we viewed showed staff had received training on safeguarding of vulnerable adults, which enabled staff to understand the aspects of protecting people which were relevant to them. This meant that people were proteced from the risk of abuse because the provider had taken reasonable steps to identify the possibility of abuse from happening.

Relatives of people who use the service told us they had been made aware of the safeguarding arrangements. One person said, "I have no worries...." about the safety of their relative. They felt they were always able to speak with the manager and the staff when necessary.