Policies, procedures, guidance and forms
The Care Home Quality Assurance Team offer the care homes of Kirklees support in regard to Quality Improvement and Assurance, via a pro-active approach and support offer.
Quality Intelligence Forms have been designed to be used as a checklist by professionals on care home visits to provide positive feedback about good practice or to register concerns about care standards which fall below the threshold for Safeguarding. For example, the environment, staff attitude or management issues. The information received enables the Care Home Quality Assurance Team to form an overview of the practices within care homes and take appropriate action if required.
This Quality Intelligence Form has been designed for professionals to provide: general feedback about service providers, positive feedback about good practice or to register concerns about care standards which fall below the threshold for safeguarding e.g. staff attitude, management issues, poor practice or non-adherence to procedure e.g. excessively late invoice information
The information received enables the Home Support Contracts Team to form an overview of the provider practices and take appropriate action if required.
- Guidance on the Administration of Covert Medication and Deprivation of Liberty
This guidance relates to the covert administration of medicines to individuals who are unable to give informed consent to treatment, and refuse to take tablets/capsules or liquid preparations when they are offered openly
- Safeguarding adults review framework
- Safeguarding adults review - guidance for families and carers
- Learning from Adult K SAR
- Learning from Adult N SAR
- Learning from Adult O SAR
Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board will consider every referral on the basis of whether it meets the Safeguarding Adults Review criteria as stipulated in section 44 of the Care Act 2014 which states:
A Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) must arrange for there to be a review of a case involving an adult in its area with needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority has been meeting any of those needs) if:
- a) There is reasonable cause for concern about how the SAB, members of it or other persons with relevant functions worked together to safeguarding the adult; and
- b) Either of the following conditions are met:
(2) Condition 1 is met if:
- a) The adult has died and b) The SAB knows or suspects that the death resulted from abuse or neglect (regardless of whether the abuse or neglect had been reported)
(3) Condition 2 is met if:
- a) The adult is still alive and b) The SAB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.
Refer an adult for a Safeguarding Review
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Safeguarding adults training courses for partner agencies, volunteers and community organisations.
Please note this document is under review.