There are many ways to access information about safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse. There are national polices and local polices in place. Every residents care plan will have specific risk assesments and procedures to ensure correct care is given.
? National polices – Safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006 the Vetting and Barring Scheme run by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), Criminal Records Bureau, Human Rights Act 1998.
? Safeguarding Adults Boards –bring together a number of different local agencies that are working with vulnerable adults and sharing information and monitoring their work i.e. local agencies like the police, housing teams, advocacy groups.
? The Police – their role is to safeguard vulnerable adults, investigate all reports of vulnerable adult abuse and protect and uphold the rights of vulnerable adults.
? CQC – Monitor and provide guidance on what all health and social care providers must do to keep the safety of vulnerable adults from abuse. The safeguarding policies, procedures and systems developed are in place to prevent vulnerable adults from being abused.