Safeguarding adults in care homes

Overview | Guidance | NICE

This guideline covers keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect. It includes potential indicators of abuse and neglect by individuals or organisations, and covers the safeguarding process from when a concern is first identified through to section 42 safeguarding enquiries. There are recommendations on policy, training, and care home culture, to improve care home staff awareness of safeguarding and ensure people can report concerns when needed.

Recommendations

The guideline includes recommendations on:

See visual summaries on the recommendations for indicators of individual abuse and neglect and organisational abuse and neglect.
View individual abuse and neglect visual summary
View organisational abuse and neglect visual summary

Who is it for?

  • Care home providers, managers, staff and volunteers
  • Other health and social care practitioners working with adults in care homes
  • Health and social care commissioners of residential care for adults
  • Local authorities and Safeguarding Adults Boards
  • Adults living in care homes, their families, friends, carers and advocates, and the public

Source: Overview | Safeguarding adults in care homes | Guidance | NICE

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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