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Signs of abuse and neglect in adult care homes

Staff and visitors can play a vital role in the identification and prevention of abuse and neglect in care homes for adults says NICE, in a draft guideline.

In addition to mandatory training for staff, the guideline covers what abuse and neglect look like, how to recognise the warning signs and what actions to take if abuse or neglect is suspected. It also calls on health and social care practitioners to provide information about what abuse and neglect may look like to residents and their families and carers.  The new guideline will provide practical advice for residents, staff and anyone who spends time with adults in care homes, including family, friends or professionals who may visit.