Role and Responsibilities
- Staff are the key people who can identify signs and indicators of abuse.
- Staff should act to prevent abuse and neglect from happening in the first instance
- If staff witness/are told about abuse to a person(s) they need to record what they have seen/heard and alert their line manager immediately
- Staff need to attend safeguarding training and update this training every 2 years
- Staff need to hold an up to date DBS
- If using your own car for work you need to have up to date car insurance (business class) and MOT certificate
- Stop abuse or neglect wherever possible
- Prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with care and support needs
- Safeguard adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live
- Promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adults concerned
- Raise public awareness so that communities as a whole, alongside professionals, play their part in preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect
- Provide information and support in accessible ways to help people understand the different types of abuse, how to stay safe and what to do to raise a concern about the safety or well-being of an adult
- All staff and volunteers report concerns to managers and raise concerns no matter how small these concerns are.
- Work in the agreed ways as set out in the Person Centred Support Plan, Communication Plan and Behaviour Management Plan/Planned Interventions (including restraint). Inform your line manager if anything in these documents needs updating or changing.
- Staff need to work in partnership with other agencies in accordance with information sharing policies and protocols
Use to answer question 10.1b of the Care Certificate