The report on the Joint Inspection of Adult Support & Protection in Dundee and Protecting People Transformation Programme was published on Tuesday, 3 July.
A brief summary of the main findings of the Joint Inspection of Adult Support & Protection in Dundee and Protecting People Transformation Programme – the full report can be found here:
At the end of 2017 a Joint Inspection Team from the Care Inspectorate, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICS) and Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) carried out a thematic inspection of adult support and protection in Dundee.
The inspection process assessed Dundee Community Planning partners against three quality indicators for adult support and protection: outcomes for adults at risk of harm, key processes for adult support and protection, and leadership for adult support and protection.
What were the main findings from the inspection?
The report recognises that multi-agency partners work well together to deliver positive outcomes for adults at risk of harm and their carers. It acknowledges that the partners respond timeously to adult protection referrals and adults at risk of harm; work hard to support all vulnerable people; carry out effective work on financial harm; and, support involvement and inclusion of adults at risk of harm and unpaid carers.
The involvement of the full range of Community Planning partners, including the third sector, Fire and Rescue Service and banking sector in adult protection activity was recognised as an area of good practice by the inspection team. The inspection team were also supportive of the programmes of improvement in areas such as the introduction of the ‘lead professional’ model, development of the Early Screening Group and IRDs/case conference practice.
Whilst the report confirms that adults at risk in Dundee are safer, have enhanced wellbeing and an improved quality of life as a result of adult support and protection processes the inspection team found a number of areas of our key processes that require significant improvement, particularly in relation to:
- Clearly defined pathways for adult support and protection responses, particularly at IRD and case conference stages;
- Completion and quality of chronologies, risk assessments and risk management / protection plans; and,
- Full implementation of the Mosaic IT system.
Inspection findings response
Elaine Torrance the new Independent Convenor of the Dundee Adult Support and Protection Committee, who brings with her significant expertise in multi-agency working to address protection issues, will be driving forward the improvements that are required. All partners will be working closely over the next three months supported by the Care Inspectorate, to develop a two year transformation programme.