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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 31 July and 1 August 2013
Date of Publication: 2 October 2013
Inspection Report published 02 October 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 31 July 2013 and 1 August 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff and talked with other authorities.

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

All the people and relatives we spoke with said they had no concerns about abuse in the home. One person using the service told us “I feel safe here. I would tell the staff if I didn’t.”

There was an up to date safeguarding policy in place of which staff were aware. All the staff we spoke with demonstrated knowledge about safeguarding and mentioned ways the home aimed to prevent anything untoward happening in terms of abuse, such as working in pairs. All the staff we spoke with were able to tell us the escalation procedure if they suspected abuse. The contact details for the local safeguarding team at Sheffield City Council were also was accessible for staff.

Staff told us they had received mandatory safeguarding training. They said that this training was useful. On the day of the visit an in-house safeguarding training session was taking place.

At the time of the visit we were told that there were no people under a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) at the home. There was training available for all staff around DoLS and staff were up to date or scheduled to undertake this training. There was also information about where DoLS might need to be considered, displayed in the home. Staff also had awareness about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).

We were told that ‘best interests’ meetings took place at the home in order to ensure the wellbeing of people who lacked capacity to make certain decisions. We saw evidence that these had taken place in a person’s care plan. The family of the person had been involved in the meeting as well as the relevant staff and social worker.

Staff were able to describe the home's whistle blowing procedure. We looked at the information given to staff on receiving gifts and legacies. We saw that there were clear guidelines in place for staff to follow.