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Circle adults a reading

  1. 1. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  2. 2. Aim of the SessionTo provide participants with an overview ofyour roles and responsibilities, regarding thesafeguarding of vulnerable adults. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  3. 3. Learning OutcomesAt the end of this session you should be able to: Know who is a vulnerable adult. Be aware of the Nottingham(shire) Safeguarding Adults Multi- Agency Policy, Procedure and Guidance. Explore various legislation and guidance that impact on the vulnerable adult Recognise your individual responsibilities regarding the Safeguarding of Adults. Respond appropriately to incidents or suspicions of abuse. Have an awareness of some of the practical issues and challenges in Safeguarding Adults. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  4. 4. Legislation and Guidance No Secrets (2000) Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Policy (Revised 2010) Mental Capacity Act 2005 Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  5. 5. Mental Capacity Act 2005 Always assume a person has capacity unless it is proven otherwise Make practical steps to support people to make their own decisions Do not assume incapacity simply because someone makes an unwise decision Always act or decide for a person for their best interests Ensure least restrictive option Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  6. 6. Who is a vulnerable adult?As defined by No Secrets (DH 2000) “A person aged 18 years or over who is or maybe in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness;AND Who is or maybe unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation” Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  7. 7. What is Abuse?Abuse is the violation of an individuals human and civil rights by any other person or persons (DH 2000)Abuse may consist of a single act or repeated acts Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  8. 8. Proactive Principles in Practice Principle 1 Empowerment Principle 2 Protection Principle 3 Prevention Principle 4 Proportionality Principle 5 Partnerships Principle 6 Accountability (The Role of Health Service Practitioners DH 2011) Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  9. 9. Financial or Material Includes;TheftFraudMisappropriating fundsEg........ Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  10. 10. Discriminatory Abuse Includes; Psychological abuse that is racist, sexist or linked to a persons sexuality, disability or age. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  11. 11. NeglectIncludes; A persons wellbeing isimpaired and care needs notmet Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  12. 12. Physical Includes; Assault, rough handling, unreasonable physical restraint Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  13. 13. Psychological/Emotional Includes;BullyingIntimidationVerbal attacksOr other behaviour that effects thewellbeing of the individual Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  14. 14. Sexual & Sexual ExploitationIncludes;Any non-consenting sexual act or behaviour Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  15. 15. Institutional AbuseObserved lack of dignity and respect in the care setting, rigid routine, processes/tasks organised to meet staff needs.Disrespectful language and attitudes. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  16. 16. Who is an Alerter? Any Member of Staff who is informed, or has concerns that abuse or neglect has occurred or is suspected. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  17. 17. Disclosure You are working with a male patient when he suddenly says to you, “ You know that other nurse, she keeps touching me every time she comes to see me. I don’t like it and I want it to stop.”a)How will you react?b)What will you do or say? Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  18. 18. Hearing disclosureSome simple rules: Listen to what is being said Watch for non-verbal clues Do not react/interrupt/make comments Do not question in depth Record as soon as possible Feel comfortable with silences Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  19. 19. Hearing disclosure - Don’ts Laugh or Joke about what has been said Ignore or Dismiss what you have heard Change the subject Don’t make promises you cannot keep Don’t say things like: ‘Don’t be stupid’ ‘That’s ridiculous’ ‘Come off it’‘She wouldn’t do that’ ‘Stop messing’ ‘You’re joking’ ‘Pull the other one’ Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  20. 20. Role of the Alerter To share the information with the person within their team or organisation responsible for referring (& their line manager if this is a different person)REFERRAL TRAINING?? Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  21. 21. ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities?To ensure immediate safety/welfareTo take allegations seriouslyRecord informationStaff and volunteers must urgently report concerns to the Referrer Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  22. 22. Timescale IMMEDIATEAll suspicions or incidents of abuse must be reported immediately, do not think someone else will do it.Better to have 2 reports than none at all. Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  23. 23. You are informed or have concerns that abuse or neglect has occurred or is suspected Ensure the immediate safety and welfare of the Vulnerable Adult Is urgent Medical Is urgent Police attention required? presence required? Yes YesNo Contact the relevant No emergency services 999 Alert the person who is identified as the referrer for your team Keep a careful record of the concerns and your actions (From the Nottingham(shire) Brought to you by Trust Interventions Safeguarding Adults Multi Agency Procedure Page 9)
  24. 24. Duty to Report “All staff have a duty to report suspicions or disclosures of abuse and failure to do so is a failure in their duty of care. However difficult it may seem, staff must make known their concerns about abuse”• When you have the information, make a referral by contacting either:• City Adult Health, Social Care and Housing Department on 0115 915 1298 or 0115 915 8885.• County Adult Social Care and Health Department on 08449 80 80 80.(Nottingham(shire) Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedure & Guidance – (Pg 10) Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  25. 25. Key principles - Confidentiality The key principles relating to the sharing of information are: Information should not be shared any more widely than is necessary to secure protection of vulnerable adults from abuse. Information disclosed belongs to the agency not to the individual. Any suspicion or allegation of abuse must be shared with the referrer and your line manager (if a different person). Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  26. 26. Your Responsibilities If you have heard or seen something that makes you concerned about the welfare of an adult you must take action Because of this never agree to keep things secret Alert your designated referrer of your concerns Clearly document what you have seen and/or heard Brought to you by Trust Interventions
  27. 27. Proactive Principles in Practice Principle 1 Empowerment Principle 2 Protection Principle 3 Prevention Principle 4 Proportionality Principle 5 Partnerships Principle 6 Accountability (The Role of Health Service Practitioners DH 2011) Brought to you by Trust Interventions

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