Recommendation ID

Safety and safeguarding:- What safeguarding practices are most effective in improving outcomes for people using services?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why it is important:- The Guideline Committee identified variation in organisational attitudes to, and perceptions of, risk in both provider and commissioner organisations. The review found a lack of evidence on the impact of different safeguarding practices on organisational culture, service delivery and outcomes. Studies of comparative design are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to safeguarding in maintaining safety and wellbeing of service users and their carers. Analysis of routine monitoring data, for example from service audits, could illustrate how standards are being met by providers. Surveys and qualitative studies are needed to ascertain the views of older people, and their experiences in respect of safety and safeguarding practice.


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes
Date issued
September 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No