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Conference Nov 15


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Sue Smith presentation national safeguarding conference 2015

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Conference Nov 15

  1. 1. Safeguarding Tools Sue Smith National Safeguarding Lead - CRI
  2. 2. Some Facts from CRiiS • 30% of Service Users are parents • 54% of Service Users live with children • 3% of Service Users have children with a Child Protection Plan • 2% of Service Users have children with a Child In Need Plan
  3. 3. How do CRI safeguard individuals and their families • Help individuals understand they have a right to feel safe • Maintain professional curiosity throughout the treatment journey. • Understand the service user’s role in family life • Support the individual to identify key outcomes for them and their children.
  4. 4. What tools are there to support the safe management of Safeguarding in Services?
  5. 5. Home Visits • Home visits are arranged when someone comes into treatment and they live with children. • Visits check unmet need • Safe storage. • Observes the relationship between children and their parents.
  6. 6. Parenting needs Assessment • Identification of the needs of children • Impact of client’s substance use and parental / childcare responsibilities • Storage of drugs, alcohol, medication and injecting equipment • Impact of client’s own needs on children • Client’s perception about substance use
  7. 7. What tools do we use • Parenting Maps • Safeguarding Adult Maps • Home visits • Parenting Needs Assessment • CRiiS Safeguarding Module • DATIX • Supervision, case and time management • Local meetings – IGTM, morning briefings
  8. 8. Some Important Lessons • Over emphasis on self reporting without checking out the information • Strength based approach can lead to worker optimism • Risk of assuming the non using parent is the protective factor for the child. • A lack of professional curiosity during treatment journey • Not detailing how risky the medication is for children of all ages. • Process v Outcome • A fear of challenging other professionals.
  9. 9. Thank you Any Questions
  10. 10. Thank you Any Questions