‘Substantial shortcomings’ found in local safeguarding guidance
A news story on the LocalGov website reports on Freedom of information (FOI) requests by Panlogic (a digital engineering consultancy specialising in the public sector) which have uncovered ‘substantial shortcomings’ when it comes to the use of safeguarding guidance by county councils.
The FOI requests found that 22 out of 37 respondents reported incidents regarding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children in the last three calendar years.
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Panlogic made Freedom of Information (FOI) request to 222 NHS Trusts operating across England, Scotland and Wales analysed the application of operational guidance by NHS Trusts and uncovered concern over legal and disciplinary issues, in particular the number of incidents relating to delivering safeguarding measures.
The research found that a third of NHS Trusts (51 out of 150) reported incidents regarding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children in the last three calendar years.