A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in Falkirk 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.  

Inspectors found that adult support and protection practice prioritised engagement with the adult at risk of harm. Strategic governance was diligent and energetic, and the adult protection committee had developed a clear vision for adult support and protection.  

Inspectors also identified areas for further improvement, including clearer recording of each stage of the adult support and protection process and that all members of the partnership explore opportunities to make their contributions to adult support and protection arrangements more effective.

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 Falkirk partnership.  It sets out how effectively they make sure adults at risk of harm are safe, protected, and supported. 

“The inspection highlighted an energetic, committed and considered approach to adult support and protection by the partnership.   

“While areas for improvement were identified, the partnership demonstrated clear strengths supporting positive experiences and outcomes for adults at risk of harm.” 

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The full report can be found here