What are the key policies that support safeguarding?
Safeguarding Policies should:
- Demonstrate ownership of the safeguarding agenda.
- Maintain and review a record of concerns.
- Follow safe recruitment procedures, including DBS checks (by the Disclosure and Barring Service)
- Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out.
What are the safeguarding policies and procedures?
Safeguarding and child protection procedures are detailed guidelines and instructions that support your overarching safeguarding policy statement. They explain the steps that your organisation will take to keep children and young people safe and what to do when there are concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
Is safeguarding a policy or legislation?
The main piece of legislation governing safeguarding adults is the Care Act 2014 which sets out a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other parts of the system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.
What are local systems for safeguarding?
Local systems are those that are in place in your region and can include: Local authority – this includes social services who must make enquiries about reports of abuse and safeguarding boards. Police – have a legal responsibility to protect vulnerable people.
What is the safeguarding policy in your workplace?
Safeguarding has a meaning wider than child protection. The policy aims to ensure that all learners, staff, customers, linked employers, freelance trainers’ stakeholders and visitors are safe from harm and abuse, harassment and bullying. Harm and harassment have formal legal meanings within civil and criminal law.
What are the 5 main safeguarding issues?
What are Safeguarding Issues? Examples of safeguarding issues include bullying, radicalisation, sexual exploitation, grooming, allegations against staff, incidents of self-harm, forced marriage, and FGM. These are the main incidents you are likely to come across, however, there may be others.
What are the policies for protecting vulnerable adults?
The Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme was introduced by the Care Standards Act 2000. It aims to ensure that no one is allowed to work in the care sector if they have ever abused, neglected or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in their care or placed them at risk.
It is the responsibility of people who work in Health and Social care to work in a way that will help to prevent abuse. This means providing good quality care and support and putting the individual at the centre of everything, empowering them to have as much control over their lives as possible.
What is the policy that will support you when reporting unsafe practice?
Many organisations have a whistleblowing policy, which tells you how to raise concerns. If you speak with the Human Resources department or to your trade union representative, they will be able to show you this policy. The policy will usually give the name of a specific person who you can speak to.
How do you access support and information in relation to safeguarding?
You can find them by contacting your local safeguarding board who will have a set of policies and procedures as guided by the Care Act. Think about how these policies and procedures are relevant to your service. You can also contact them for advice or support.
Where can legislation and national policies for safeguarding adults be found?
Health and Social Care Act 2012
The main element of this Act for safeguarding vulnerable adults is Regulation 13. This section of the Act is there to protect adults within the health and social care systems from being abused.