Safeguarding, meaning the protection of vulnerable people using care services, is a vital part of any care training course, but how well are the principles of safeguarding actually being carried out in care homes?
There have been a number of reports over the last year or so of vulnerable users of care services being suffering abuse, and this has understandably worried care services users and their families, as well as those within the industry. To find out more accurately what opinion is on the subject of safeguarding in care homes, Community Care has launched a new survey to gather information.
Community Care, whose motto is “inspiring excellence in social care”, is asking for social care professionals to give their views on the practices – regulation, monitoring, management and commissioning, to name but a few – which make up safeguarding in care environments. The results of the survey, which is sponsored by the disability care and support provider Care Tech, will then be used to produce a report on the issue.
People who work in care homes, as well as individuals who investigate safeguarding issues, speak for residents, inspect care homes or place people in care environments, are all invited to respond to the survey on the Community Care website.