Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC
Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published inthe interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.
With summer arriving and the subsequent increase in seasonal work, it’s worth noting the HSE’s health and safety guidance for new & temporary workers…
Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as during the rest of their working life.
Visit the HSE website for advice on protecting new workers.
And 6 steps to protect new starters. All organisations must be aware of their health and safety responsibilities for agency workers and temporary employees too. Be ready Read
The Forum heard presentations from the
Cabinet Office on the Cutting Red Tape Review on Adult Social Care
and from Department of Health on the Government’s response
CSSIW gave a presentation on lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation in South Wales. Margaret Flynn’s review In Search of Accountability is publicly available. ( added by NASHiCS only – Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept )
Members agreed that it would be appropriate to conduct a major stocktake of this Forum’s future and leadership at the next meeting in the light of: the new work-streams (and possibly new fora) that will emerge from the DH/DCLGAction Plan; interest in creating a similar forum in Scotland, and a review of the products of the three SCPF Working Groups.