Safeguarding vulnerable adults, adults at risk, children and young people declaration
TICCS has a key part to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults at risk and vulnerable adults.
There is a duty for all providers of health and social care services to have arrangements in place to ensure that the organisation and all staff working within it have regard for the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, adults at risk and vulnerable adults.
Safe employment practices:
We have a clear recruitment, selection, vetting and induction process that ensures that anyone working with the public have a DBS check before they start work with us, and references are checked before an offer of employment is made. Existing staff have a repeat DBS check every three years or more frequently where the need arises, such as a role change.
Policies and procedures:
Staff practice with regard to safeguarding children, adults at risk and vulnerable adults is guided by our safeguarding policies and robust processes. The policies have been written in accordance with national best practice guidelines, and legislation including ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015’, The Care Act 2014 and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards.
Any safeguarding concerns are raised through our Safeguarding Team and through Governance and an incident report or advice document is drawn up.
Safeguarding training is mandatory for all staff at induction and on an ongoing basis that is proportionate to their role.
Staff training focuses on, but is not limited to safeguarding children, adults at risk and vulnerable adults and incorporates the recognition and reporting of abuse, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty safeguards, domestic violence, PREVENT, child sexual exploitation and other key themes including equality and diversity and professional boundaries.
We have a Safeguarding team who is led by a designated safeguarding lead for adults and children. The team includes a senior management safeguarding representative who has direct access to the Board of Directors; collectively the team provide company-wide support in this essential role.
If you would like to know more about safeguarding children, adults at risk and vulnerable adults within our organisation, or you wish to report a safeguarding concern, or have any questions please contact:
Yvonne Attwell (Nursing Services Manager/Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 0844 493 5028