A unit manager, I already have some participation in safeguarding investigation. I managed to work in partnership with the local safeguarding team and police investigation. I’ve also participated in a series of CQC inspection. The Home also working in partnership with the Hounslow’s safeguarding team. As unit manager you should be fully involved in any safeguarding investigation.
In general, the result of working in partnership with other organization is that the client is the centre of the care. The vulnerable adults have been given the appropriate actions for any safeguarding issues. It also creates transparency between the staff, organization and the service users. Thinking about safeguarding, as a way of working is the key to developing a safe organization. Safeguarding is also a part of personalized care. They have given a choice and control over their lives and much less likely to be victims of abuse. Through safeguarding, it creates a high level of awareness of potential abuse.
People with care and support needs, such as older people or people with disabilities, are more likely to be abused or neglected. They may be seen as an easy target and may be less likely to identify abuse themselves or to report it. People with communication difficulties can be particularly at risk because they may not be able to alert others. Sometimes people may not even be aware that they are being abused, and this is especially likely if they have a cognitive impairment. Abusers may try to prevent access to the person they abuse.