Links to other policies and legislative context

There is a link between some legislation, procedures and guidance, which may mean you need to follow more than one process at the same time. Please refer to the list below:
• Housing 21 Safeguarding Policy
• Housing 21 Mental Capacity Policy
• Housing 21 Disciplinary Policy
• Mental Capacity Act 2005
• SCIE guidance
• CQC guidance

Outstanding Practice Tips
• Make the ‘Financial Abuse’ leaflets readily available to residents to support them in understanding what could be deemed as financial abuse and how to report concerns.
• Regularly discuss Safeguarding as a topic at resident meetings to raise awareness of what safeguarding is, and how to keep residents safe from financial abuse.
• Partner with external agencies who provide IT lessons to enable residents to access online shopping as an alternative, to support them to remain independent.

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