Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A core function of the Board is to have a close eye on performance and support partner activity. During this period of unprecedented uncertainty, the Board recognises that there will need to be constructive consideration of any adjustments to care and support arrangements put into place for vulnerable adults and the Board will continue to perform its duties. Whilst it is likely that some of the team are tasked to support front door services, this will be alongside dealing with Safeguarding Unit and Board priorities.

Please make use of all the information available via the Kirklees website and if you require any further support at this challenging time please contact us.

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Policies, procedures, guidance and forms

Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures
Self-neglect and hoarding
Care home early indicator form

The Integrated 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.

Developed following a learning lessons review regarding a situation in a care home that led to its closure, the Early Indicators of Concern form is an alert process for any professional who identifies an issue of concern in a care home setting that does not immediately indicate a safeguarding concern or clearly indicate a contract compliance issue.

Early Indicators of Concern forms have been designed to be used as a checklist by professionals on care home visits to register concerns about care standards which fall below the threshold for Safeguarding. For example, the environment, staff attitude or management issue. The information received enables the team to form an overview of the practices within care homes and take appropriate action if required.

Pressure ulcers
Administration of Covert Medication and Deprivation of Liberty
Female genital mutilation
Safeguarding adults reviews
Learning opportunities and events
Managing large scale enquiries

Report abuse and whistleblowing

Report abuse or neglect of an adult at risk

Report a concern to CQC if you are a member of staff

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