Safeguarding Adults is everybody's business - Survey Report April 2021

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Summary of report content

The Havering Safeguarding Adults Board asked Healthwatch Havering to survey people living and working in Havering to find out what their understanding was of safeguarding and its implications.  They undertook a survey to which 116 responses were received.

It is clear from the survey results that the great majority of respondents had a good or better understanding of the general parameters of safeguarding and were able to identify the key forms that safeguarding needs may take. They were also aware of the key agencies and other possible avenues for reporting safeguarding concerns. This indicates that there may be a need to reach out to local voluntary organisations and agencies that are not normally thought of as part of the usual safeguarding networks to ensure that they are apprised of the actions to take in the event that they are approached by someone with a safeguarding issue.

People’s priorities for keeping adults safe featured support for those providing safeguarding and raising awareness of the different types of abuse, with a range of types of abuse featuring. People also suggested that the need for protection of adults for special needs does not end at the threshold age of 25 and that men, as well as women, can be vulnerable.

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General details

Report title 
Safeguarding Adults is everybody's business - Survey Report April 2021
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Havering
Date of publication 
Friday, 21 May, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 January, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Key themes 
Health protection
Information providing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Other (please specify)
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Havering Adult Safeguarding Board
Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Adult social care

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.