Tag Archives: Proportionality in Safeguarding

An Innovative Approach Hospital Overcrowding / Inadequate Bed Availability, Worthy of More Serious Consideration? (BBC News / CareRooms)

Summary The narrative about various inter-related crises in health and social care typically concerns the problem of excess demand for, and limited supply of, places in the community providing support for persons needing to be discharged from hospitals. Commentators commonly … Continue reading

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Royal College of Nursing Consultation on Restraint in Health and Adult Social Care (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been commissioned by the Department of Health to review and develop guidance on positive behaviour support (PBS) and the minimisation of restrictive practices across health and adult social care. The consultation closes … Continue reading

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Emergency Services’ National Dementia Database Proposal (BBC News)

Summary Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, has proposed that a database could be created to hold details of people known to be suffering from dementia. Far from being sinister, the idea is all about helping the emergency services assist people who … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission’s Plans for Adult Social Care Inspections (BBC News)

Summary The new Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime planned for care homes and domiciliary care in England may involve hidden camera surveillance and mystery-shopper exercises. From next Autumn, care homes and domiciliary care services will receive Ofsted-style ratings of their performance; indicating whether … Continue reading

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Unqualified Care Home Staff: Facts and Figures (BBC News)

Summary Over 200 care home providers in England have been using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC‘s Inside Out programme has revealed. The BBC also found that dozens of convicted criminals have been working unsupervised as carers in people’s homes. These … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: a Legal Guide for Practitioners (SCIE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health commissioned this document in 2009, which is up-to-date to December 2010. This guide is a response … Continue reading

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