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1 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Adult Safeguarding Compassion in Nursing: the 6C strategy Jaydee Swarbrick, Professional Practice Lead Pam O’Shea, Quality Improvement Manager

2 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Video Clip midwives/safeguarding/The-films/

3 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Introduction 6 C’s : A strategy that links into the overall vision for nursing to make a difference. It links to all care delivery and should be aligned to safeguarding practice.

4 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Safeguarding Umbrella Vulnerable Adults Domestic Violence Modern Day Slavery Forced Marriages Honour Based Violence Prevent

5 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Safeguarding Continuum

6 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives It’s not about blame It is about being open to your mistakes, and accepting responsibility for them, being open and accepting to the need to change

7 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Legislation underpinning Safeguarding Equality Act 2010 Mental Capacity Act 2005 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Mental Health Act 1983 NHS Act 2006 Human Rights Act 1998 Care Act 2014

8 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Adults at risk ‘Adult at risk’ refers to anyone aged 18 years and over who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental disability, age or illness and is or may be unable to take care or protect themselves against significant harm

9 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives What is abuse? Abuse may be A single act or repeated acts. Unintentional / Intentional or wilful. An act of neglect or a failure to act. Multiple acts.

10 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Types of abuse Physical Emotional Financial Neglect and acts of Omission Sexual Discriminatory Institutional

11 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Institutional Abuse Routines and Rituals No choice for individuals Set bed times Everyone is given porridge for breakfast

12 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Six principles Protection Partnership Accountability Empowerment Proportionality Prevention Informed choice, advocacy, individual at the centre Spot early signs Safeguarding is everyone's business even the public Professionally can't be there 24 hrs. per day Recognising signs of abuse LAs retain the lead Investigation - enquiry Issues around clinical V social Decision tree for guidance Points of reflection

13 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Accountability and documenatation

14 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives ‘’ Providing a positive experience of care is central to nursing and care delivery. It’s about treating every patient as you would treat your own loved one’’ ’In health we see people at their most vulnerable and it’s in these moments, when we can make the biggest difference – by bringing reassurance and humanity to a situation and environment that can be unfamiliar to people’’ Treat patients - ‘’As if the patient were my own…….’’ Adult Safeguarding starts with managers being Leaders

15 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Emotional Intelligence How we behave has a profound impact on those around us What makes a good leader within safeguarding adults? Calm assuring demeanour In control Trust those around them Compassionate listener Speaking kindly and with clarity Approachable Seems to make the right informed decisions

16 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives 6 C’s Care, Compassion, Communication, Competency, Courage Commitment: Through caring roles staff need to become aware of issues that could indicate abuse or neglect: It is all our jobs to raise and communicate safeguarding concerns and competently follow basic procedures. As part of this process you have to exercise professional judgement but not be judgemental – treating all involved with compassion. It can be hard to be an advocate. It can take courage to speak out and escalate concerns. It takes commitment to keep the vulnerable in focus amidst all the other priorities to keeping people safe and promote their welfare.

17 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Policy Each care home should be familiar with the Pan Dorset Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

18 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Joe’s story uk.org/Nurses-and- midwives/safeguarding/The- films/

19 Supporting people in Dorset to lead healthier lives Thank you Local contact Care Direct – Bournemouth Help Desk – Poole Dorset County Council (safeguarding team) Out of Hours In an emergency: If a vulnerable adult is potentially seriously injured: Ring 999 If someone is threatening to harm the vulnerable: Ring 999


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