News articles and updates

The below captures some of the latest articles, research and news that is relevant to Adult Safeguarding.

National Mental Capacity Forum Annual Report 2019-20

The National Mental capacity Forum have published their fourth annual report.

This includes results from the 2019 awareness survey and responses to the covid-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the full report.

Covid-19 Guidance for supported living providers

Updated guidance has been released to advise supported living providers on planning and processes in the context of the pandemic.

To read the full release see the government publication.

Latest news and updates from the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board

Lambeth SAB Bulletin logo

The latest edition of the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board newsletter has been published.

This edition includes a new learning resource based on findings from SAR Martin, links to our new strategic plan and tips on recognising mate crime.

To read the full update, please see below.

New guidance on care home visiting policies

On 22 July 2020, the Department of Health and Social Care published guidance relating to visiting policies in respect of care homes in England.

This guidance sets out a framework for local area policies, that take count of the circumstances of the individual care home (e.g. employee availability, resident demographics and outbreak status), and local circumstances (e.g. presence of outbreaks in the community).

Ultimately, the decision on whether or not to allow visitors, and in what circumstances, is an operational decision and therefore for the provider and managers of each individual setting to make. Nonetheless, before visits can go ahead there should be liaison with the local director of public health.

For a more detailed summary of this guidance, please visit the Mental Capacity Law and Policy website.

In any circumstance where a care home is required to reinforce restriction due to local outbreaks, Providers must do whatever they can to facilitate other types of contact with loved ones such as telephone, Skype, Whatsapp video calling, Zoom or Facetime.