Step 1 of 11 9% SafeguardingThe following category includes questions that pertain to safeguarding in general and aims to test your overall understanding of the laws, policies, procedures and practices involved. If you are unsure about any question please select No.Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewing Safeguarding 1 of 5Question 1*Do you consider that your organisation understands what safeguarding is?YesNoQuestion 2*Do the staff have knowledge of their role and responsibility with regard to safeguarding in the organisation?YesNoQuestion 3*Do your staff have knowledge of the law in relation to safeguarding e.g. The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act?YesNoQuestion 4*Does your organisation have knowledge of Making Safeguarding Personal?YesNoQuestion 5*Does your organisation recognise that abuse "could happen here" and that safeguarding requires careful proactive thought rather than purely reactive measures?YesNoQuestion 6*Do you have separate policies and procedures for safeguarding children and adults?YesNoQuestion 7*Do staff receive regular news and information about safeguarding e.g. safeguarding newsletter?YesNo PreventionThis category recognises the vital role of prevention in safeguarding adults and will help you explore possible interventions. It will evaluate your understanding of this category and how this relates to your policies, procedures and practices. If you are unsure about any question please select No.Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewing Prevention 2 of 5Question 1*Do you have a Safeguarding Lead in the organisation?YesNoQuestion 2*Do you have a Safeguarding Group that meets regularly to look at safeguarding across the organisation and reports to the Board of Trustees/Directors?YesNoQuestion 3*Are your Board of Trustees/Directors aware of their responsibility with regard to safeguarding in the organisation?YesNoQuestion 4*Does your organisation equip its managers to gain relevant skills and knowledge that will contribute to overall safeguarding?YesNoQuestion 5*Does your organisation apply safeguarding principles to the process of finding and employing the best staff including regular DBS checks?YesNoQuestion 6*Does your organisation equip new staff to understand issues in relation to safeguarding?YesNoQuestion 7*Do all staff, managers and Trustees have induction and safeguarding training including refresher training which is monitored and evaluated?YesNoQuestion 8*Does your organisation have a rigorous approach to the staff probationary period monitoring the competence and capability of new staff?YesNoQuestion 9*Does your organisation use agency staff who receive training and supervision?YesNoQuestion 10*Do you carry out exit interviews with staff when they leave the organisation, e.g. face to face interviews, apps, emails?YesNo RecognisingThe questions below will help test your knowledge and awareness levels of recognising safeguarding concerns and to evaluate your current policies regarding recognising safeguarding issues. If you are unsure about any question please select No.Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewing Recognising 3 of 5Question 1*Are you confident that staff would recognise poor practice issues as well as more serious abuse?YesNoQuestion 2*Do you have a Whistleblowing/Raising Concerns policy?YesNoQuestion 3*Does the policy include internal and external support for staff if they raised a concern/whistle blew?YesNoQuestion 4*Where concerns have been reported or recognised, can you show that your organisation has reacted promptly and appropriately in each case?YesNoQuestion 5*Are you confident that the finances of the people you support are scrutinised properly and the accounting system would identify any financial abuse?YesNoQuestion 6*Are the wishes and beliefs of affected individuals recognised, considered, recorded and acted upon by your organisation?YesNo Reporting & RecordingBy completing this category, you can review your current reporting and recording procedures and appraise your responses to safeguarding issues. If you are unsure about any question please select No. Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewing Reporting & Recording 4 of 5Question 1*Are you confident that staff would raise poor practice issues as well as more serious abuse?YesNoQuestion 2*Does your organisation record safeguarding concerns and allegations?YesNoQuestion 3*Does your organisation hold information about how many concerns have been raised in the previous quarter/year and have the opportunity to examine and discuss this safeguarding data regularly?YesNoQuestion 4*Does your organisation record poor practice concerns?YesNoQuestion 5*Are the relevant staff aware of their roles and responsibilities with regard to the Local Authority, Charities Commission and Care Quality Commission?YesNoQuestion 6*Do your staff understand the Local Authority thresholds for reporting?YesNoQuestion 7*Are the wishes and beliefs of affected individuals recognised, considered, recorded and acted upon by your organisation?YesNo ReviewingThe questions below will help you to determine whether you have the right level of training in place as well as systems that allow for organisational/ individual reflection and learning from safeguarding concerns to improve practice. If you are unsure about any question please select No. Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewing Reviewing 5 of 5Question 1*Does your organisation provide ongoing training and development opportunities to your staff in response to and relevant to safeguarding concerns that have been raised?YesNoQuestion 2*Do you have a process by which you reflect on safeguarding data and outcomes?YesNoQuestion 3*Is reflective practice encouraged following safeguarding concerns?YesNoQuestion 4*Do you record evidence when there has been a change of work practice as result of safeguarding outcomes?YesNoQuestion 5*Do you also look at individual learning following safeguarding outcomes?YesNoQuestion 6*Do you have a process by which you can ensure that any lessons learned are communicated across the whole organisation?YesNo You’re nearly there...Click complete the checklist to access your unique PDF with responses to the questions or request an email copy below.Checklist sectionsSafeguardingPreventionRecognisingReporting & RecordingReviewingSending you a copy of the checklistIf you would like to receive your unique PDF with answers and further resources, please supply your email address. 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