How do you report safeguarding concerns in a care home?
Please call the 24 hour Safeguarding helpline on 0203 373 0440. During office hours please select option 1. Alternatively, you can use our short online form to report suspected abuse or raise a concern and someone from Adult Social Care will call you back.
What is reportable to safeguarding?
Any individual or agency can respond to an adult safeguarding concern raised about an adult. This can include reporting the concern and seeking support to protect individuals from any immediate risk of harm (e.g. by contacting the police or emergency services).
What is a safeguarding issue in a care home?
Safeguarding means protecting individuals’ health, wellbeing and human rights, so they can live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Examples of safeguarding issues include: Pressure sores (bed sores) Malnutrition.
What is the process for reporting a safeguard concern?
Process for reporting safeguarding concerns
- Remain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up.
- Listen carefully and give the person time to speak.
- Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed, but never promise confidentiality.
What is whistleblowing in safeguarding?
Whistleblowing is when someone raises a concern about a dangerous or illegal activity or any wrongdoing within their organisation. Raising a concern is known as “blowing the whistle” and is a vital process for identifing risks to people’s safety.
What policies should a care home have?
Policies and Procedures List
- Abuse Prevention Policy.
- Abuse Reporting Procedure.
- Accepting Money and Gifts Policy.
- Accident and Incident Policy.
- Adaptations and Equipment Policy.
- Admission Policy.
- Adult Protection Policy.
- Advocacy Policy.
What are the 6 principles of safeguarding?
What are the six principles of safeguarding?
- Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
- Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection. …
- Partnership. …
What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?
Common safeguarding issues
- Maladministration of medication.
- Pressure sores.
- Rough treatment, being rushed, shouted at or ignored.
- Poor nutritional care.
- Lack of social inclusion.
- Institutionalised care.
- Physical abuse between residents.
Who is responsible for raising a safeguarding alert?
Anyone within an organisation can raise a safeguarding alert. The issue is raising it with the appropriate member of staff. When an alert is raised, it needs to be done confidentially.
What are examples of safeguarding issues?
Examples of safeguarding issues include suspected abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, grooming, allegations against staff, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).