How can I improve the culture around safeguarding in our care home?

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How can I improve the culture around safeguarding in our care home?

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It is important you foster an open culture where staff feel they can talk about safeguarding concerns. They may be apprehensive about challenging poor practice or raising concerns about potential abuse or neglect, particularly if they sense that they are unsupported or isolated in their views. A reluctance to report worries can also stem from a very real fear of losing their job.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE’s) guidance, Safeguarding Adults in Care Homes, states that care home providers (including trustees and company directors) and managers should:

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