Safeguarding - Adults and Children
- Safeguarding Children Policy
This policy demonstrates how Shropshire CCG will discharge its corporate accountability for safeguarding children. It provides advice and guidance to all CCG members and is specifically aimed at the continual improvement of services for children and young people.
Safeguarding Adult Policy
This Safeguarding Adult Policy specifically addresses issues for the CCG in terms of the particular role it plays in ensuring adult safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shropshire CCG along with its partners in the Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board has adopted the West Midlands wide adult Safeguarding policy and procedure. This CCG policy should therefore be read in conjunction with the Adult Safeguarding: Multi-agency policy & procedures for the protection of adults with care & support needs in the West Midlands. The West Midland procedure is also available on this website.
Safeguarding Supervision Policy
This policy demonstrates and explains how Shropshire CCG provide safeguarding adults/children supervision and how staff can access safeguarding supervision. This recognises the CCG role in supporting staff with safeguarding concerns.
- Safeguarding Strategy
This Document sets out the vision for the agreed strategic approach to maintain a safe effective safeguarding service and to strengthen arrangements to safeguard both children and adults in Shropshire.
- Safeguarding Training Policy
This strategy aims to ensure that the CCG's employees and staff working in those services commissioned and contracted by the CCG understand their role and responsibilities regarding safeguarding children, young people and adults and the training that must be carried out.
- Safeguarding GP Resource Pack 2015
'General Practice Child Safeguarding Supporting Development at Level 3: GP Child Safeguarding Competencies'. This document is intended as an aide memoire for GPs to support them in reaching some of the competencies at level 3.
- West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
This is the Adult Safeguarding Policy for all partners in the West Midlands and has been written on behalf of all agencies by the editorial Board. It provides details on policy and procedures as well as explaining information pertinent to best practice guidance and details of the underpinning legislation contained within the Care Act 2014. N.B. Remember if you wish to make a safeguarding referral for an adult in Shropshire this should be made to Shropshire Council - telephone 0345 6789 021 (office hours) or 0345 6789 040 (out of hours).
- KASISB Guidance The Safeguarding Process in Shropshire
This is the process that has been ratified by the Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board. It explains the process that should be followed when you feel an adult requires safeguarding, what needs to be done immediately, how to raise a concern, and then explains the process of checks, enquiry and planning to safeguard the adult with care and support needs. It also gives advice in Appendix 4 on page 18 as to how to record situations that require remedial action, but which are to be managed outside of a safeguarding enquiry.
- Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board Constitution 2016
This paper highlights the principles that underpin the Shropshire approach to safeguarding adults as well as explaining the governance arrangements that apply to the objectives of the Board; its accountability and challenge arrangements, the approach it takes towards decision making in order to deliver its strategic objectives, and other key areas such as funding and managing complaints.
- KASiSB Induction Pack
This members Induction Pack has been produced as a guide to all members of the 'Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board'. Its purpose is to remind all of the organisations who make up the Board how they should implement and build upon the partnership arrangements, the knowledge and skills required as well as the guidance about information sharing and confidentiality. It also provides a useful summary about what adult safeguarding is and the contribution that the members can make.
- Safeguarding Concern Referral Form
Safeguarding concerns can be sent to the Local Authority Adult Safeguarding Team using this referral form. They can also be submitted using an online form on the Shropshire Council website.
- SSAB Strategic Plan 2015-18
The Shropshire Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) Strategic Plan sets the tone and purpose for the coming three years. The document will be reviewed and developed annually but gives definition to what is important for adult safeguarding in Shropshire and how the Safeguarding Adults Board will work to ensure that everything is being done to prevent abuse and that a timely and proportionate response is made when it occurs.
- SSAB Guidance Risk assessment and risk management
Shropshire Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) guidance on risk assessment and risk management within the Adult Safeguarding process.
- Failed Contact Protocol
This protocol is to be used by clinical staff when unable to make contact with or obtain access to a client. (NB This is a PCT policy, for interim use until a CCG policy has been ratified.)
- Policy for managing safeguarding allegations against staff
This policy relates to circumstances when an allegation is made that a child/young person or adult with care and support needs is suffering or likely to suffer harm caused by an employee/worker from Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or that an employee’s behaviour indicates they are unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable adults.
- Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Multi-Agency Guidance and Procedure 2015
This policy is the culmination of the multi-agency Shropshire and Telford Mental Capacity Act operational group that had local authority, independent sector and NHS representation. It provides an update for all those within the health and social care economy regarding their duties to uphold lawful procedures in identifying potential deprivations of liberty and to practise in a way to ensure actions are the least restrictive possible and are in the best interests of the patient. This references the changes required in practice following the Supreme Court’s decisions in 2014 regarding Cheshire West and Re: X.
- Commissioning Compliance-Requirements - MCA 2005 and DOLS 2015
This policy highlights the roles and responsibilities of the CCG in order to ensure it is complying with both NHS England and legal guidance regarding the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). It summarises both MCA and DOLS regulations as well as the contracting requirements the CCG must ensure are in place when creating and reviewing contracts with NHS providers.
- Mental Capacity Act: The Court of Protection - process to follow for CCG Staff when action is contemplated
This policy is intended to be a practical guide for staff, explaining the main purposes of the Court of Protection and its functions, as well as advising CCG staff on the steps it should take to alert the wider CCG at the very earliest opportunity when action is contemplated. This is to ensure that the proper process of escalation and permissions are in place (see flow chart) as well as affording an opportunity to scrutinise proposals and were applicable agree preventative measures to reduce the need for court interventions in accordance with MCA Code of Practice guidance.
- Shropshire Multi-Agency Mental Capacity Act Guidance 2015
This policy is the culmination of the multi-agency Shropshire and Telford Mental Capacity Act operational group that had local authority, independent sector and NHS representation. Its main purpose was to update all within the health and social care economy of their duties under the MCA ensuring that all staff understand their duty to assess capacity and to act within the principles of best interest. There are particularly useful appendices regarding how to assess and record capacity, a capacity checklist and how to hold and record best interest decisions.
The latest version of the IMCA referral form can be found below:
- POhWER IMCA referral form March 2016
- Prevent Duty Guidance Policy 2015 updated
This Policy is based upon the draft Prevent Policy guidance issued by NHS England. It explains the purpose of the government’s Counter Terrorism strategy and the specific Prevent duties of all NHS organisations in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act. It explains the CCG’s obligations as a commissioner, the requirements to train staff and the process to be followed when colleagues identify patients and other individuals for whom there are concerns that they may be subject to exploitation through radicalisation.