adult safeguarding

This resource was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in 2012. The review date will be September 2014. SCIE’s report looks at research evidence about what works in mediation and family group conferencing.

This resource reflects the commitment of organisations in the West Midlands and allied local authorities to work together to safeguard adults at risk. The policy and procedures are aimed at different agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults, including managers, professionals, volunteers and staff working in public, voluntary and private sector organisations. Resource published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in July 2012. Review date July 2015.

The Government’s NHS and social care reforms are designed to deliver world class outcomes for patients and users. In social care the success of the reforms will be judged against delivery of improved outcomes in four outcomes domains in the ASCOF:

• Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs
• Delaying and reducing the need for care and support
• Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care and support
• Safeguarding adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm

Review which aimed to look at how well the health care needs of people living in care homes were met, based on commissioning and provider behaviours.

The scope for the review set out to consider practice not just in individual care homes, but to focus attention on the rights of people in care homes to access NHS services that met their needs. This included GP services and pathways for continence care, NHS support for care homes to ensure quality of health care through direct provision of district nursing services, and training for care home staff.

Guide that aims to identify the issues that commonly lead to safeguarding referrals from care homes. The underlying causes are also identified; neither are in order of prevalence.

Prevention checklists are provided to help both commissioners and providers to work towards a reduction in occurrence of these issues. There are additional links to resources.

Guide that aims to support NHS and local authority commissioners of care homes to ensure that safeguarding is central to the commissioning process and a primary concern for residential and nursing care home providers.

Joint research project between the University of Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk and Perth and Kinross Councils.

The research explores assessment and intervention under the statute, from the perspective of practitioners and the people who use services.

Video case study about John, a 50 year-old man with Asperger's syndrome. He was being exploited by a group of young girls in the community. John has the capacity to make decisions for himself and clearly felt he was getting something from his relationship with one of the girls. He was also giving her money on a regular basis.

People who knew John were concerned for him. With support from his mother, his employer, his social worker and the police he was able to stop giving money to the girl. The girl was warned off by the police, but John really misses his relationship with her.

Guide aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. It may also be useful for volunteers, family.

It aims to equip practitioners with information about how to assist and safeguard people. Knowing about the legal basis is fundamental, because the law defines the extent and limits of what can be done to help people and to enable people to keep themselves safe.