These stories date from the past 11 days. They are among the latest in a string of press reports on safeguarding failings in care homes in the UK. But how true is the picture created by these stories about the quality and safety of residential or nursing home care?
We want to understand what social care professionals think about the complex system of practice, management, commissioning, regulation and monitoring that constitutes safeguarding. What is it that drives good practice and prevents bad in areas such as medication management, responding to “challenging behaviour” or supporting residents to take decisions for themselves.
We want to hear from people working in care homes as well as those who inspect them, place people in them, advocate for residents or investigate safeguarding issues raised in them, across the UK. All respondents can enter our prize draw to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet.
The survey closes on Tuesday 22 October at 1pm. Please give us your views.
Improve your safeguarding practice
Get practice advice and network with your peers at Community Care’s forthcoming conference on safeguarding adults in care homes and hospitals. Register now for a discounted place at the conference in Birmingham on 4 December.