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”

A young life cut short – Community Living

residentialforum: “In 2010, the care home changed to supported living. Richard signed a tenancy agreement despite having no proper understanding of what it meant. Families were reassured that, while changes would affect administrative and financial matters, care would remain the same. However, unbeknown to me, changes were made to his care; bowel charts ceased andContinue reading “A young life cut short – Community Living”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services

The independent visitor has an important safeguarding role for children, when their access to other independent people may be limited. Independent visitors can still carry out their visits on site, if they are able to, and can safely practice social distancing. The change to regulation 44 of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 provides greaterContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services”