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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 August 2012
Date of Publication: 11 September 2012
Inspection Report published 11 September 2012 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

Our judgement

The provider was meeting this standard. Patients 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.

User experience

We spoke with patients but their feedback did not relate to this standard.

Other evidence

Patients 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. The dentist was the nominated person to lead on child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults within the practice.

The clinic had policies in place on child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults and staff had attended the relevant training. Staff we spoke with knew how to recognise the signs of abuse and how they should be reported internally. There was a written procedure on how to escalate concerns about a patient's welfare, which included details on how to contact child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults teams at the local authority. This information was displayed for easy access by staff members.