UKHCA Adult Protection Toolkit

Added on 11/07/2008

This toolkit aims to equip home care providers with everything they need to write and review policies and procedures for protecting vulnerable adults from harm.

It contains information on:

  • The nature of abuse, and how it is defined;
  • National guidance on adult protection by all four UK administrations;
  • Regulatory requirements on dealing with abuse in domiciliary care;
  • Processes for keeping abusers out of the social care workforce;
  • Issues surrounding the management of finances, whistleblowing and confidentiality;
  • Training including induction and supervision.

All of the above provides an important context for developing and reflecting on adult protection policies and procedures.

The toolkit then moves on to suggest:

  • what an organisation's policies and procedures should contain;
  • how to define responsibilities within the organisation;
  • a suggested process to follow in responding to an allegation of abuse.

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