Standard 2.7 Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Health services promote and protect the welfare and safety of children and adults who become vulnerable or at risk at any time.
The health service will need to consider the following criteria for meeting the standard:
- There is compliance with legislation and guidance to include:
- All Wales Child Protection, and Vulnerable Adult procedures
- Mental Health Act 1983 in relation to persons liable to be detained, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 regarding Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- Assurance of safeguarding services and processes is evident across all levels of the organisation.
- Effective multi-professional and multi-agency working and co-operation are in place complying with the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act.
- Staff are trained to recognise and act on issues and concerns, including sharing of information and sharing good practice and learning.
- People are informed how to make their concerns known.
- Priority is given to providing services that enable children and vulnerable adults to express themselves and to be cared for through the medium of the Welsh language because their care and treatment can suffer when they are not treated in their own language. (They are recognised as a priority group in More than just Words).
- Suitable arrangements are in place for people who put their safety or that of others at risk to prevent abuse and neglect.
- Risk is managed in ways which empower people to feel in control of their life.
- Arrangements are in place to respond effectively to changing circumstances and regularly review achievement of personal outcomes.
Standard 2.7 Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults at Risk Supporting Guidance