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Safeguarding Adults in Care Homes

by Joe Caretalk

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to a consultation document on safeguarding adults in care homes from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“Care England welcomes this guidance, but has taken the opportunity to suggest some areas that need further emphasis.  The relationship between empowering the ethos of the Human Rights Act and the Mental Capacity Act needs to be explored and is especially pertinent given the challenges around guidance concerning visiting care homes during the pandemic”.

NICE is expected to publish the guidance in February 2021 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ng10107 Safeguarding adults in care homes is of paramount importance.

Martin Green continues:

“We also urge NICE to delve into the interrelationship between the adult safeguarding teams and the adult social care commissioning practice, to ensure providers have a consistent framework to work within”.

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