Registered managers have responsibility for managing safeguarding in their services including both adult and children’s safeguarding even where the service supports adults only. Any service must have effective risk management procedures and processes which are motivated by ‘least restrictive practice’, respecting an individual’s choice and independence while maintaining safety for all. It’s important to understand complaints and whistleblowing procedures and how these can support continuous improvement in a service.
Aligned to S8 Safeguarding, protection and risk in Social Care (adults) England, Manager Induction Standards (MIS), Skills for Care, 2016 and covering the following areas:
Looking at systems used to ensure that concerns and complaints are addressed effectively and can be used as an improvement tool.
Promoting a culture in your service that supports people to assess risks and make informed choices.
Explaining your role in health and safety within your organisation and in helping others to comply with health and safety policies and procedures.