Collaborative Review

Collaborative review between organizations is also useful to help identify safeguarding needs and to progress the needs of any children or vulnerable adults that you’re working with. Clearly, confidentiality needs to be respected. And you need to be aware of the confidential issues and data protection requirements in your jurisdiction. Only professionally trained people, as defined by the procedures issued by your local safeguarding professionals should be applied. But let’s look at a process for collaborative review. I refer to the Care Quality Commission inspectors handbook again, and it requires that service providers learn and apply learning from any safeguarding incident to help strengthen safeguarding in the future. So this means that there should be regular in service review of your cases and procedures. And the previous process that we saw should help identify this, the proactive analysis of issues will help identify issues and cases that should be reviewed collaboratively within your service. So a group of professionals, appropriately trained professionals in your service should review those cases, they should plan a follow up action, they should obviously take that action and report it to the appropriate professional bodies, the safeguarding team of the local authority for example, service users record needs to be updated. And then there may be regular audit of this process. Of course, there may be issues in cases that you want to raise for discussion with other organizations that deal with the service users. And there may be issues in cases that you use staff updates, and obviously you will anonymize those. We need to be careful of client confidentiality service user confidentiality. At all times.