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Adult Protection In Kent and Medway 1987 to 2008Carol McKeoughAdult Protection Policy Manager Kent Adult Social Services
road map
Road Map
  • 1987 Kent’s First Recorded Adult Protection Policy (single agency for older people only)
  • 1989—94 Kent staff involved in AP research carried out by Hilary Brown, June Stein
  • 1993 New AP Policy, single agency, all client groups
  • 1996 Research stimulated development of AP policy and procedures (health, SSD, P&V sectors and police involved)
  • 1997—98 First AP co-ordinator post for learning disability funded by EKHA and S.E.Kent SSD
  • 1998 Kent appointed an adult protection policy manager
road map cont
Road Map:cont
  • 1998—2000 Multi agency steering group develops policy, protocols and procedures
  • March 2000 DoH published No Secrets— requiring partnership working— expectation that agencies work together
  • August 2000 K&M Multi agency steering group published policy, protocols and procedures
  • March 2001 Multi agency steering group becomes AP committee
  • Feb 2002 K&M Multi agency protocols for SU to SU abuse
  • Sept 2002 K&M Serious Case Review Procedures Ratified
  • June 2004 K&M Multi agency Domestic Violence Protocols ratified
road map cont4
Road Map: Cont
  • 2004 First PAVA group set up
  • 2005 Kent Police appoint specialist adult protection officers
  • May 2005 Revised K&M AP policy protocols and guidance (Web updates)
  • Oct 2005 ADSS published Safeguarding Adults National Framework of Standards for good AP practice
  • 2006 Health Appoint specialist AP co-ordinators
  • Nov 2006 Tizard Report Published
  • 2007 New Safeguarding Adults Structure Agreed and Implemented
challenges

Kent and MedwaySafeguarding Vulnerable Adults Structure

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board

Membership:- Executive Representatives of the funding agencies—LA’s PCT’s and Police

Chaired by:-MD ASD Kent/AD Social Care, Medway

Role:- Ultimate Decision making re budget, policy and operational matters, receiving reports from SVAC and SAOG

Challenges

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Committee

Membership:- Senior Representatives of all partner agencies and services

Chaired By:- MD ASD Kent/AD Social Care, Medway

Role:- Communication, Information sharing, discussion, recommendations to Board regarding policy and protocols, receiving reports from sub-groups

Forums

Committee Sub Groups

Adult

Protection

Service User

Groups

County and

Local

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Operational Group

Membership:- Operational Managers from SSD, MH Trust, PCTs, Police, CSCI

Chaired by:-Rota basis HoAS Kent & Medway, Police SIU-DCI

Role:- Ensure compliance with the multi-agency policy and protocols. Identifying problems and making recommendations for changes

Policy & Protocol

Review

Serious Case

Review

PAVA groups

Practitioners

from all

agencies and

services

County and

Local

Adult

Protection

Carers

Groups

County and

Local

Training

Multi-Agency

Case Audit

Mental Health Trust

AP Committee

challenges6
Challenges
  • Commitment to Partnership Working
    • Within and between LA’s, Health, Police, Housing, P&V agencies Carers and Victims of abuse. PAVA groups
  • Recognising Abuse—Training and Professional Development
    • Fine line between—crime, abuse and poor practice
  • Different Agency and Service Priorities
    • Senior management, operational staff, supervision and support
challenges cont
Challenges: cont
  • Flavour of the Month
    • Influences-- Resources, Media, Public Awareness
  • Legislation and Guidance— do they help, hinder or conflict?
    • No Secrets, POVA, ABE, MCA, Sexual Offences and Fraud Acts
      • No specific legislation, High Court and COP
  • Monitoring Casework—Monitoring Data
    • Different systems, Effective recording, Regular professional supervision in all agencies.
ongoing challenges
Ongoing Challenges
  • National Monitoring Requirements
    • Will systems/staff be able to cope?
    • Evaluating—monitoring outcomes for victims, services, abusers
  • Recognition that cases reported are the tip of the Iceberg
  • Resources and ongoing commitment from all agencies
    • Priority given to the work
  • Complex multi agency case work—time consuming
ongoing challenges cont
Ongoing Challenges: cont
  • Recognition and Reporting of Abuse
    • Mental health and Acute NHS provision
  • Learning from SCR’s
  • Need regular auditing of multi agency casework to support good practice
  • New Legislation
    • to pose a duty when abuse concerns are reported to share information, make inquiries, co-operate, investigate, assess and where necessary remove a person to carry out the above safely.

WORKING TOGETHER