NHS Coventry & Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to safeguarding the well-being of adults in receipt of services that it commissions. As a signatory of the Adult Protection Policy and The Care Act 2014: Safeguarding Adults and member of the local Safeguarding Adults Board Coventry & Rugby CCG ensures that staff have appropriate policies, procedures, training and access to expert advice to ensure that adults at risk are identified and, where necessary, in receipt of appropriate protection.
What is ‘safeguarding adults’?
All staff within health services have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of patients and colleagues.
Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental human right of every person and an essential requirement for health and well-being. Safeguarding adults is about the safety and wellbeing of all patients, but providing additional measures for those least able to protect themselves from harm or abuse.
Adult Safeguarding Boards
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) provide a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious safeguarding adults cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured and abuse or neglect has been suspected.
For a word-version of the SAR referral form please contact the Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board directly via WSAB@warwickshire.gcsx.gov.uk. Please ensure all details are completed and submissions are ONLY made via the WSAB email.
Multi-agency safeguarding adult arrangements
Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council have the lead responsibility for adult safeguarding.
An Adult at risk, as defined by the Care Act 2014 is, an adult who:
- has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
- is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and
- as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
A person aged 18 or over who need extra help to manage their lives and be independent. This may include:
- people with a learning disability or physical disability;
- people with mental health needs;
- people with sensory needs;
- people with cognitive needs, e.g. acquired brain injury;
- people who are experiencing short or long term illness.
However, it is important to note that inclusion in one of the above groups does not necessarily mean that a person is implicitly unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect.
The Care Act guidance 2014 describes “care & support” as:
“The mixture of practical, financial and emotional support for adults who need extra help to manage their lives and be independent – including older people, people with a disability or long-term illness, people with mental health problems, and carers. Care and support includes assessment of people’s needs, provision of services and the allocation of funds to enable a person to purchase their own care and support. It could include care home, home care, personal assistants, day services, or the provision of aids and adaptations.”
How do I raise a safeguarding alert?
Contact Warwickshire County Council or Coventry City Council to make an alert on the details below:
Safeguarding Adults Warwickshire
Tel: 01926 412080
Address: Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RR
Safeguarding Adults Coventry
Address: Room 48, Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 5RS
Tel: 024 76833800
Adult Social Care Direct
For Older People (65 +) and Adults with Learning or Physical Disabilities
Tel: 024 7683 3003 (you will be transferred out of hours to emergency duty team)
For Adults (18 and over) with Mental Health issues 24 Hours
Tel: 0300 200 0011
Modern Slavery Act
The statement comprises the slavery and human trafficking statement of NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (the organisation) for the financial year ending 31st March 2018 in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities.
Please see the following link to read:
Fire Risk Guidance
West Midlands Fire Service has produced guidance to provide information and support in the following areas:
- Identifying risk and vulnerability to fire
- The importance to include the risk of fire at initial assessment and care plan design
- When and how to refer to WMFS including what support and services are available
- Ongoing training and workforce development
Please see the following link to read: