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Safeguarding Adults

What does safeguarding adults mean?

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Safeguarding balances the right to be safe with the right to make informed choices and involves people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, ensuring that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted.

Who do Safeguarding adult duties apply to?

The Care Act 2014 stipulates Safeguarding duties apply to an adult (18+) who:

1.     Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;

2.     Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and

3.     As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.

This may include an adult that: has a learning disability, sensory impairment, a mental health need, a long term condition, is frail elderly, in ill health, has a physical disability, a cognitive impairment or is a carer providing assistance or care to adults and is subject to abuse or a combination of these factors.

Safeguarding adult’s boards

In 2014 the Care Act replaced the ‘’No Secrets guidance (DH 2000) and introduced a formal statutory framework for safeguarding adults boards around care and support which includes Safeguarding Adults. As part of their statutory duty the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) safeguarding boards work together to develop guidelines that fulfil the statutory requirements using a multi-agency approach that is compliant with best practice and legislation. The resulting SET guidelines apply in all settings, including those managed by private, voluntary and statutory agencies.

ACE works collaboratively with the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board (ESAB) to promote an adults right to live free from violence fear and abuse, and to be protected from harm and exploitation. Our Safeguarding Adult Policy complies with SET guidelines and is used in conjunction with them.

 

ACE clinical safeguarding leadership

The Director of Operations and Quality is the executive lead for safeguarding adults across ACE and as such is responsible for ensuring statutory compliance with safeguarding legislation. She is supported by the Assistant Director of Clinical Development, the organisation also employs a safeguarding adults lead who works with both the Director of Operations and Quality and the Assistant Director of clinical Development to oversee the strategic development of safeguarding adults across the establishment. 

Safeguarding is considered by ACE to be an integral part of everyday practice in the provision of care and all staff and volunteers across the organisation regardless of the role they perform have a responsibility in preventing harm and abuse from occurring and taking action when concerns do arise. In order to ensure effective training to support staff in their role all staff receive mandatory level 1 or 2 safeguarding training on induction into the organisation in accordance with the requirements for their role and additional three yearly mandatory updates.

 

Who is the service provided for?

Any adult (18+), registered on a caseload within ACE who.

 

 

1.     Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;

2.     Is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and

3.     As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.

 

Where is the service provided from?

659-662 The Crescent
Colchester Business Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 9YQ

Tel: 01255 206232
Fax: 01255 206242

 When is the service provided?

The service is provided between the hours of 08-30- 17.00 Monday to Friday.

Outside operational hour’s Social care direct can be contacted on:

Social Care Direct

0845 603 7634.
0845 606 1212 (Out of Hours)

The following services are also available for support with Safeguarding concerns:

ASK SAL

08452 66 66 63.

If a member of the public is concerned; about a relative, neighbour friend or a vulnerable adult in Essex, please refer them to ASK SAL, the local authority safeguarding adults line on 08452 66 66 63. They can call for anything from straightforward information and advice about abuse, to the disclosure of a specific concern. Should they wish to report maltreatment of an adult in Essex, ASK SAL will take their concern seriously and ensure that it is investigated appropriately.


Social Care Direct

0845 603 7634.
0845 606 1212 (Out of Hours)


National Domestic Violence helpline

0808 20000247 (24 hr)

 

 

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

http://www.colchester-refuge.org.uk/

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

http://new.mankind.org.uk/

 

Bullying UK

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Helpline 0808 800 2222