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Safeguarding practice in emergency care

Mandy Rumley-Buss asks if we are achieving our competencies in meeting our adult safeguarding responsibilities 

Mandy Rumley-Buss asks if we are achieving our competencies in meeting our adult safeguarding responsibilities

Yet another news item about a member of staff filmed being abusive towards a vulnerable older adult in a care home.

The person in question was filmed by the resident’s daughter who reported her to the police, and she has now been sentenced.

I am reminded that working in emergency or urgent care settings we are guardians of those who present for care. They may be vulnerable and need us to recognise they are victims of abuse.

However, I wonder if we are primed and knowledgeable enough about what to look out for and how to respond. Are we achieving our competencies in meeting our adult safeguarding responsibilities?

A new intercollegiate document on adult safeguarding sets out the roles and competencies of all healthcare

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