A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in Stirling has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported. 

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve. 

Almost all adults at risk experienced positive outcomes in relation to safety and protection. This was mostly due to effective multi-agency working and a strong focus on the involvement of the adult and unpaid carers.

There was good evidence that leaders were promoting strategic collaboration across the partnership in response to adults at risk of harm and the pressures of Covid-19.

Inspectors also identified areas for further improvement, including that the quality of chronologies, risk assessments and protection plans should be improved to promote better management of risk. The partnership needed to do more to ensure staff felt involved in adult support and protection self-evaluation and improvement activity.

Also, the partnership should fully implement the recently developed Adult Support and Protection Improvement Plan.

Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate said: “The Care Inspectorate and our partners Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland were asked by Scottish Ministers to carry out joint inspections of adult support and protection across Scotland.   

“This is a report of our findings for the Stirling partnership. It sets out how effectively they make sure adults at risk of harm are safe, protected, and supported.  

“We concluded that the partnership’s key processes for adult support and protection were effective with areas for improvement. There were clear strengths supporting positive experiences and outcomes for adults at risk of harm. A number of areas have been outlined for improvement.”    

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Notes to editors

The report is available here.