Proxy Care Personnel

Safeguarding Satatement

The Care Act 2014 was implemented in April 2015 and sets out the first ever statutory framework for adult safeguarding. Safeguarding is mainly aimed at people with care and support needs who may be in vulnerable circumstances and at risk of abuse or neglect by others. The aim of Proxycare Personnel Ltd is to sustain the quality of the services provided to designated service users, while meeting the challenge of the regulatory requirements of safeguarding on the services provided.

Our safeguarding policy is to ensure that throughout our work, we will safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults. We aim to do this by ensuring that we comply with statutory and local guidance for safeguarding and by ensuring safeguarding the rights of vulnerable adults is integral to all we do.

Proxycare Personnel Ltd is committed to implementing this policy and the practices it sets out. We provide learning opportunities and make provision for appropriate safeguarding adult training to all staff. Our policy is made widely accessible to staff and provides continuous assessment on their performance ensuring they have complete capacity in understanding the safety and welfare of the vulnerable adults we’re looking after.

Our policy addresses the responsibilities of all employees. It is the responsibility of the registered manager and the safeguarding to brief all staff on their responsibilities under the policy.

Proxycare Personnel Ltd recognise that safeguarding vulnerable adults is a shared responsibility with the need for effective joint working between staff, external agencies, professionals, Service Users and Families with acknowledgement of different roles and expertise if the adult at risk is to be protected from harm. In order to achieve effective joint working, there must be constructive relationships at all levels, promoted and supported by:

the commitment of all staff, at all levels within service to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults;

  • commitment of our senior managers to seek continuous improvement with regards to safeguarding
    clear lines of accountability within our organisation for work on safeguarding;
  • developments that take account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults and is informed, where appropriate, by the views of the vulnerable adult and their families where appropriate;
  • staff supervision, training and continuing professional development so that staff have an understanding of their roles and responsibilities, and those of other professionals and organisations in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults
    Safe working practices including recruitment and vetting procedures
    effective interagency working, including effective information sharing.