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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have opened a consultation on NEW a draft guideline on keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect.
Staff and visitors can play a vital role in the identification and prevention of abuse and neglect in care homes for adults and this guideline in addition to mandatory training for staff, covers what abuse and neglect look like, how to recognise the warning signs and what actions to take if abuse or neglect is suspected. It also calls on health and social care practitioners to provide information about what abuse and neglect may look like to residents and their families and carers.
The new guideline will provide practical advice for residents, staff and anyone who spends time with adults in care homes, including family, friends or professionals who may visit. The consultation runs until 1 October 2020 at 5pm.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.