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The Safeguarding Service team is trained in all aspects of safeguarding and abuse and can provide advice, training and support to staff and independent contractors.


What are the categories of safeguarding/abuse?
The areas of safeguarding are currently broken down as follows:

 

  • Safeguarding Children (Child protection)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Safeguarding Adults (Adult protection)
  • Domestic Abuse (MARAC)
  • Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
  • MAPPA (Multi agency public protection arrangements
  • Honour based violence/forced marriage
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Genital mutilation 

 

Safeguarding Children (Child protection)
The Named Nurses, Safeguarding children provide training, advice, support and supervision regarding child protection issues.
 

Looked After Children (LAC)
The Looked After Children Nurses ensure that statutory requirements for children in care are met and work with health providers/partner agencies involved with Looked After Children to ensure appropriate information is shared between agencies.

 

Safeguarding Adults (Adult Protection) & Domestic Abuse
The Safeguarding Practitioner – Lead for Safeguarding Adults/Domestic Abuse provides advice, support and supervision regarding adult protection/domestic abuse issues.
 

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
The Safeguarding Practitioner – Lead for MCA/DOLS responds to the requirements laid out in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The remit of the role is also to provide advice, training and support with regards to undertaking capacity assessments and MCA principles in relation to best interest treatment decisions.
 

MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements)
MAPPA is the mechanism by which all the relevant Criminal Justice and partner agencies come to together to manager high risk offenders – usually those who have committed violent or sexual offences.

Section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 imposes a duty to co-operative with the MAPPA Responsible Authority (Police, Prisons and Probation) upon a number of authorities including Health.

A statutory duty was placed on all agencies to provide a ‘single point of contact’ (SPOC). For Wirral health agencies this role is undertaken by Wirral Community NHS Trust. The ‘single point of contact’ role ensures that information is shared when appropriate to ensure that public safety and also staff safety is maximised.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:16

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