Safeguarding Adults’ means protecting the health, well-being and human rights for adults and enabling them to remain at home without abuse and neglect.
Those who need safeguarding and those who are most at risk are young children, the elderly and people who have a mental or physical disability.
Social Care organisations play an important role to help protect and prevent abuse and neglect by ensuring carers and other staff are working to high standards of quality care and are trained correctly.
Policies and procedures are put in place to make others aware of actions that can be taken against an employee if they were found to be neglecting or abusing a client.
The Great Care Company Safeguarding Adults policy has been drawn up in recognition that there is an ever-present risk of abuse happening to vulnerable adults. It is our duty to prevent abuse and to take effective action when abuse is suspected or disclosed. Nobody should be abused. Abuse is unacceptable in all circumstances.
The Great Care Company will report all allegations of abuse to Adult Social Care team at the Local Authority and the Police and will fully co-operate with any investigations they carry out. The company will act on reports of alleged abuse whether they are recent or are reported to have taken place in the past.
The Policy & Our Employee’s
Company employees are in a position of trust and any betrayal of this trust will be viewed most seriously. Therefore, any employee suspected of abuse will be subject to the company’s disciplinary procedures. All employees have a duty to report abuse and failure to do so is a serious abdication of responsibility and will result in disciplinary action.
The Policy And Its Aim
The Safeguarding Adults policy sets out the steps that the company has taken to safeguard learners who are at risk of abuse or neglect and the responsibilities of all employees in the spotting, reporting and investigating of suspected abuse or neglect.
The aim of the policy is to support employees to recognise the signs and symptoms of client abuse, to take timely and appropriate actions in an effort to help reduce the occurrence of abuse and to ensure that staff are aware of the seriousness and consequences that may result to anyone suspected of, or found responsible for, client abuse.