The Winterbourne View scandal provides "a case study in institutional abuse", which went unchallenged because of substantial failings by managers, commissioners, regulators and safeguarding agencies.
(www.communitycare.co.uk 7th August 2012)
The issue of safeguarding in residential settings has come to the fore following recent scandals, most noticeably at Winterbourne View.
These have escalated various issues relating to the prevention and eradication of the abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable adults, at a time when both care homes are managing a slow increase in the complexity of their work in residential settings and the government are holding steady on funding.
This Community Care conference will examine how the public and private sector can work proactively together to promote quality and dignity in residential care homes and other care settings.
Attend this important event to:
- Establish the key lessons for providers and public services from Winterbourne View
- Promote prevention through the establishment of positive working environments to promote care, compassion and dignity
- Understand the role of the Care Quality Commission and local authorities in monitoring and regulating safeguarding standards
- Discover how quality assurance can be embedded in the commissioning process
- Understand how to safeguard within the law, including the application of the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Plus: Join our extended panel session to look at preventative work between public services and providers to support staff and effectively safeguard in care homes