Royal College of Nursing, July 2015
This RCN guidance outlines the key interventions that should be followed and provides signposts to resources that will help you understand the issues and the required actions. Safeguarding activity aims to ensure the best possible outcome
Click here to view the full guidance.
NHS Confederation, 30 March 2015
The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding – an improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards.
Click here for further information and to download the tool.
Social Care Institute for Excellence, January 2015
People with care and support needs, such as older people or people with disabilities, are more likely to be abused or neglected. They may be seen as an easy target and may be less likely to identify abuse themselves or to report it. People with communication difficulties can be particularly at risk because they may not be able to alert others. Sometimes people may not even be aware that they are being abused, and this is especially likely if they have a cognitive impairment. Abusers may try to prevent access to the person they abuse.
Signs of abuse can often be difficult to detect. This At a glance briefing aims to help people who come into contact with people with care and support needs to identify abuse and recognise possible indicators. Many types of abuse are also criminal offences and should be treated as such.
Types of abuse:
Domestic violence or abuse
Psychological or emotional abuse
Financial or material abuse
Organisational or institutional abuse
Neglect or acts of omission
Self-neglect or self-abuse
Click here to view the full briefing.