Measures to Protect the Security of Clients
Measures to Protect the Security Needs of Clients
Criminal Records Checks (DBS) Employers conduct these checks to ensure they are doing as much as they can to protect clients from working with anyone who might be deemed as unsafe.
Security measures approved and unobtrusively placed key safes to enable only trusted care workers to enter the home; key code entry systems to enter premises where vulnerable people might carry out activities, live or work.
General awareness raising/education. Adults at risk are at a higher risk of being targeted by doorstep criminals, distraction burglaries, hate crime, pressure sale and internet based criminals.
Understanding and taking seriously individual’s vulnerability to abuse. Understanding that individuals may be at risk of attack or exploitation in their own home due to a personal characteristic such as disability, race or age. If abuse occurs staff need to recognise this and take appropriate action to protect the person.
Observing confidentiality and the requirements of the data protection legislation.
Supporting the person to use security measures they have in place. Encouraging and supporting an individual to use their burglar alarm, door entry systems, spy holes for doors. Checking they are in good working order.
Following the Mental Capacity Act. Infringing people’s rights and liberty compromises people’s security e.g. locking doors or restricting people’s movements may be deprivation of liberty (DOLS). It is important to understand the impact of security measures being considered in case they break the law by infringing someone’s liberty.
Use to answer question 13.8a of the Care Certificate