Adult safeguarding

You are peering gloomily out of the cab window waiting for a break in the rain when a call comes through "65-year-old female fallen. Leg injury..." Fairly routine you think but as you go through the front door you realise that the situation is more complex than you expected. The patient's home is so cluttered that extrication will require a second crew and then there is her rather domineering husband. You complete a safeguarding referral at handover but was it as thorough as your clinical assessment of the patient’s leg injury?

This issue discusses good practice in safeguarding situations dealing with patients with complex needs. It will enable you to use your knowledge to take actions that result in higher quality safeguarding for the patient.

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