Q1.   Safeguarding means proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping the individual safe and promoting their welfare.
Protection is a central part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
1.2 Abbeyfield   has worked in partnership to develop and adopt multi agency procedures and guidance relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in line with local authority vulnerable adult policies. Our Health, our care, our say is a White Paper published in 2006 and set a new direction for social care and community health services, this includes Putting People First. A shared vision and commitment to the transformation of Adult Social Care.   No Secrets Act allows for no hiding place when it comes to exposing the abuse of vulnerable adults. It allows multi agency networking and we all have to be completely transparant when it comes to preventing adults at risk from harm or abuse.   It is important that vulnerable adults are in Safe Hands and this means that staff are trained to identify signs and know how to report concerns and have the confidence to whistleblow if necessary. All staff are given an induction and a staff handbook which includes policies and procedures and these must be read to clarify an understanding when it comes to safeguarding. Visitors and tenants at Watling Court all have access to the societys complaint procedure.   All staff must undergo a DBS before employment commences, this enables us to employ adults who have no criminal offences relating to adult abuse or any other kind of offence that could put the vulnerable adult at risk of harm.   Our local Social Services provide a very good Safeguarding Team who are on hand for help and advice and keep us upto date with any changes or information around safeguarding issues.   I have attended Level 1 & Level 2 in Adult Protection Awareness...