Response to Inspection of Adult Support and Protection03/07/18
Independent convenor of the Dundee Adult Support and Protection Committee Elaine Torrance said:
“In the short time since I took up this position, I have been impressed by the commitment of all the partners involved in adult support and protection across Dundee.
“However, I recognise that we cannot be complacent and to help us improve services for the future, it is important that we can respond to the independent constructive feedback that is contained in the report.
“I am pleased that the inspectors acknowledge that there is positive local leadership. They also highlight the effective work that has been ongoing, especially around projects to prevent financial harm.
“Staff working across adult support and protection display real knowledge and dedication, and there are positive outcomes for people who use the services.
“However there is room for improvement identified, especially around processes and recording.
“We will be developing an action plan to address the issues that have been raised and this will be closely monitored during its implementation. Key stakeholders will also be involved in this process, and we will be looking for feedback from service users.
“I am pleased to have received the firm undertaking from chief officers of our partner organisations that the findings of this report will be embedded in our future work to protect everyone in Dundee.
“In my role I will work with all key organisations to ensure that all vulnerable adults in Dundee continue to be well supported, protected and safe from harm.”
The inspection report can be found online at http://bit.ly/2KGtmj9
Details of the Dundee Adult Support and Protection Commitee's Work is online at this link https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/service-area/social-work/protecting-adults-dundee-harm