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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse

National Framework:

No secrets Department of Health (2000): This piece of legislation is a great support for multi-agency working to promote an effective approach to safeguarding in local area. As far as I understand, ’No secret’ means everything must be exposed about safeguarding issues so multi-agency can openly obtain data from each other and work out effectively.

Statement of Government's policy on adult Safeguarding: The main regulator ‘Department of Health’ has set out key principles of safeguarding. Those are Empowerment, Protection, Prevention, Proportionality, Partnership and Accountability. Multi-agency must ensure that all of these principles are included in local policies and put in practice.

Local Framework:

i) Multi-agency adult protection arrangements for the locality
Different organisations have agreed to work in partnership under this arrangement to safeguard vulnerable adults. They work at ground level to develop policies and procedures, by identifying new issues and promote good practices to overcome safeguarding barriers through the following systems:

  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Safeguarding Adults Team

ii) Local organisational policies and procedures:
Organisational safeguarding policies and procedures are made up of many pieces of regulators (Department of Health, Care Quality Commission) legislations and local authority’s and multi-agencies legislations. Few policies and procedures are in below-
Safeguarding policy, Mental Capacity Act policy, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) policy, Equality and Diversity policy, Whistle-Blowing policy and Grievance policy.

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