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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 January 2014
Date of Publication: 30 January 2014
Inspection Report published 30 January 2014 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 2 January 2014, 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, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who used 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

We saw that the provider had policies and procedures on safeguarding of vulnerable adults. This was to make sure that staff knew the correct procedures to follow should they have any concerns about people who used the service. However the provider may find it useful to note that a copy of the local authority safeguarding procedures was not available at the time of our inspection. This is important to help ensure that local information is readily accessible to staff.

The people we spoke with told us that they felt safe living at Rhodsac and knew who to talk to if they had any concerns. However they told us that they had no concerns about living there. We saw that during our inspection, people who used the service looked relaxed and comfortable in the presence of staff.

We spoke with a member of staff and they told us that they had received training in safeguarding vulnerable adults. This was confirmed by looking at staff training records. The member of staff understood their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and knew how to raise concerns to their manager, and outside safeguarding agencies. They confirmed that they had no current concerns.

The provider may find it useful to note that at the time of our inspection the individual care plans and risk assessments for people who used the service did not specify the risks for people using the service and how they were to be safeguarded from any potential abusive situations.