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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals, which allow people to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to high-quality health and social care. (Care Quality Commission, 2017, Safeguarding people). Use this guide to find information resources about safeguarding adults, children, and those with learning disabilities. In this guide you’ll find books, guidelines, and journal articles.

Last updated: 07/08/2018

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2015) Safeguarding adults – everyone’s responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2015) Safeguarding adults – everyone’s responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2014) Safeguarding children and young people – every nurse’s responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2014) Safeguarding children and young people – every nurse’s responsibility: RCN guidance for nursing staff, London: RCN. 
Royal College of Nursing: First steps for healthcare assistants: principles of safeguarding.
Care Quality Commission (2017) Safeguarding people, Newcastle: CQC.
NHS Wales Governance e-Manual (2017) Standard 11: safeguarding children and safeguarding vulnerable adults, Cardiff: NHS Wales. 
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Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2013) Guidance for commissioners of mental health services for people with learning disabilities, London: JCPMH.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) Safeguarding resources and standards, London: NMC.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales (2016) Adult protection and safeguarding, Cardiff: OPCW.
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Parliament (2005) Mental Capacity Act, London: Stationery Office.
RCPCH looked after Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2015) Looked after children: Knowledge, skills and competences of health care staff, London: RCPCH.
RCPH safeguarding Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2014) Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff, London: RCPCH.

Books

Ash safeguarding older people Ash A (2014) Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice, Bristol: Policy Press. 
Barber mental health law Barber P et al (2017) Mental health law in England and Wales : a guide for mental health professionals, London: Learning Matters. 
Buka - Care of vulnerable Buka P (2016) Care of vulnerable older people: legal and ethical aspects of nursing, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Gray J (2013) Safeguarding adults at risk, Harrow: RCN Publishing. 
Lyne M (2013) Safeguarding adults at risk of harm, London: Learn to Care. 
Mandelstam - safeguarding Mandelstam M (2013) Safeguarding vulnerable adults and the law, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 
Northway - Safeguarding Northway R and Jenkins R (2017) Safeguarding adults in nursing practice (2nd edition), London: Sage.
Phelan - International perspectives Phelan A (2013) International perspectives on elder abuse, London: Routledge. 
Powell - Safeguarding babies Powell J (2012) Safeguarding babies and young children: a guide for early years professionals, Maidenhead: Open University Press. 
Powell C - Safeguarding children Powell C (2007) Safeguarding children and young people: a guide for nurses and midwives, Maidenhead: Open University Press. 
Reid - Safeguarding and Reid J & Burton S (2013) Safeguarding and protecting children in the early years, Abingdon: Routledge. 
Taylor - Safeguarding children Taylor J (2009) Safeguarding children in primary health care, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 
Thompson - Strengthening child Thompson K (2016) Strengthening child protection: sharing information in multi-agency settings, Bristol: Policy Press. 
Wate - multi-agency Wate R & Boulton N (2015) Multi-agency safeguarding in a public protection world: a handbook for protecting children and vulnerable adults, Brighton: Pavilion Publishing.
Watson - Safeguarding and protecting Watson G & Rodwell S (2014) Safeguarding and protecting children, young people and families: a guide for nurses and midwives, London: SAGE. 

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