Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and policies underpinning this care home’s approach to the discovery that a service user is missing.

Through its policy and procedures the home also seeks to comply with the requirements to report serious instances through the CQC’s notification procedures and the local Adults Safeguarding Board’s procedures and take the appropriate actions in the event of accidents or in the event of a service user going missing from the home.

It is common for at least some of the service users in this care home to be limited in their mobility. Some may also be confused or easily disoriented and therefore become easily lost. For these reasons a service user going “missing” would be an obvious cause for concern.

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