Managing safeguarding investigations – preserving your regulatory and reputational position

Jenny Wilde, 15 October 2019 “Safeguarding investigations can be incredibly stressful and difficult times for providers of health and social care services. Any allegations involving vulnerable people will always, and understandably, expose providers to intense scrutiny.” As far as the Residential Forum is aware the content of this article from two years ago is accurateContinue reading “Managing safeguarding investigations – preserving your regulatory and reputational position”

Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial

Dorothy Hodgkinson from Finding Perspectives discusses the importance of safeguarding adults in care homes 04 September 2020 Often when an adult transitions to living in residential care, there’s an understanding that this may well be their final home. It becomes the imperative of the facility and its staff to create an environment of comfort, safety,Continue reading “Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial”

Proposed national standards for unregulated accommodation

A consultation on the proposals, published on 24 May 2021, lists four standards – leadership and management, protection, accommodation, and support. Deadline: The consultation closes on 19 July 2021. CYP Now Source: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/government-sets-out-proposed-national-standards-for-unregulated-accommodation

OUTSTANDING SOCIETY: Achieving an Outstanding in ‘Safe’

With less than 0.5% of homes currently rated Outstanding in ‘Safe’ KLOE, Director of the Outstanding Society, Zoe Fry, asks what does ‘safe’ look like? Read in full at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/outstanding-society-achieving-an-outstanding-in-safe/ To find out more visit http://www.theoutstandingsociety.co.uk or email info@theoutstandingsociety.co.uk

Creating a positive safeguarding culture

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes | Published April 2021 Safeguarding adults in care homes means protecting their right to live in safety and acting to prevent abuse and neglect. Working together to achieve this is everyone’s responsibility. This quick guide, aimed at registered managers of care homes, covers policy and procedureContinue reading “Creating a positive safeguarding culture”

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, andContinue reading “Safeguarding adults in care homes”

COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse

Marie Beaulieu, Julien Cadieux Genesse, Kevin St-Martin The Journal of Adult Protection Publication date: 13 November 2020 Abstract Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical, psychological, social and financial health of older persons. On this subject, the United Nations published a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons in May 2020.Continue reading “COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse”

Transforming Care – how can progress be improved

ADASS/Home Group Report : Transforming Care – how can progress be improved 02/12/20 It is nine years since the abuse of people with learning disabilities or autism or both at Winterbourne View came to light. This ADASS report, sponsored by Home Group, looks at the challenges in the current Transforming Care system and asks howContinue reading “Transforming Care – how can progress be improved”

Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK

This statutory inquiry report from the Charity Commission from June 2020 is worth a read. If you are a Trustee of a charity providing care home or children’s homes it is a tour de force of the must do aspects of governance. Conclusions The opening of the Commission’s inquiry into RNIB and RNIB Charity, andContinue reading “Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK”

Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland

The need for a radical and new approach on providing long-term care to Ireland’s aging population has been highlighted, in a new report commissioned by Safeguarding Ireland. The report said there is an unresolved ‘generational conflict’ in how the cost of caring for older people will be funded. Questions on how this can be borneContinue reading “Radical and new plan needed on long-term care of aging population – Safeguarding Ireland”