It is nearly a year since the Department of Health published its guidance documents on safeguarding adults in the NHS. Managers, boards and commissioners were urged to set safeguarding as a strategic objective. Healthcare professionals were urged to see safeguarding as core business. How do you fare as an organisation against that guidance? The adult safeguarding process is gaining increasing importance and an increasingly sophisticated legal framework is being developed to support it. It is important for organisations and individuals involved in either delivering or commissioning care for vulnerable adults to keep up to date.
Aimed at all those with a key safeguarding role in their organisation, legal services managers, medical directors, nursing directors, board members and CCGs.