RCN: new guidance to help safeguard adults at risk of abuse

Health care staff involved in adult safeguarding will have three years to meet new professional standards as outlined in Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff.

The RCN, asked by NHS England, led on the development of the guidance on behalf of over 30 Royal Colleges.

It aims to counter both emerging and common forms of abuse, such as “cuckooing”, where unscrupulous people move in and take over someone’s home, possessions and finances, and people trafficking and modern slavery. It also incorporates domestic abuse and internet abuse.

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