Tag Archives: Safeguarding Older People

Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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Updates to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (SCIE Social Care Online / Department of Health)

Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) “At a Glance” document summarises the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and their use, particularly in the light of a recent Supreme Court Judgement (March 2014). The Supreme Court judgment (March 2014) … Continue reading

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Care Improvement Works: a New Collaborative Knowledge Hub (SCIE / Skills for Care / TLAP)

Summary Care Improvement Works is a freely-available online resource primarily for care providers. It has been developed to support improvements in the standards of care. Care Improvement Works was produced by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), in partnership with … Continue reading

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Care Homes Can Learn From Alternative Residential Care Settings (JRF)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation review explores learning from: (a) care in residential services for children and young people, (b) residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and (c) hospice care. The report explores the possibility of … Continue reading

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Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England: 2012-13. Experimental Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

Summary This report contains statistical summary information about alerts and referrals to adult social care safeguarding teams in England, based on the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults (AVA) data collection for the period 2012-13. Read more: Health & Social Care Information Centre. Full … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS): Annual Report (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s fourth report into how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have been applied – during 2012/13 – mentions concern that the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is not understood or implemented consistently across health and social … 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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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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Mental Capacity Act: Online Learning Resource Library (SCIE)

Summary Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has made available a collection of audio, video and interactive  elearning resources concerning the Mental Capacity Act. These resources are available freely. Read more: SCIE elearning: Mental Capacity Act. [circa 2011].

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Practice Guidelines (SCIE Report 66)

Summary This SCIE report covers good practice in the management and implementation of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards  (DoLS). It is concerned with how to protect the human rights of vulnerable people, whether in hospitals or care homes, and also covers the … Continue reading

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