Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board Professional Curiosity Guidance
In September 2018 NSAB published guidance on professional curiosity which is an emerging theme in Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs), completed in Norfolk and throughout the UK. This guidance explores this important topic in relation to safeguarding adults practice. It includes discussion of the potential barriers to professional curiosity, learning from SARs, developing skills in professional curiosity and how managers can support the practice among their staff.
This intercollegiate document has been designed to guide professionals and the teams they work with to identify the competencies they need in order to support individuals to receive personalised and culturally sensitive safeguarding. It sets out minimum training requirements along with education and training principles.
Joint guidance from Norfolk County Council's Quality Assurance Team and Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) which:
- sets out when a safeguarding concern will always need to be raised – where the medication error triggers a notification to the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- gives examples of poor practice which do NOT trigger a safeguarding concern being raised
- actions that are required if a medication error does NOT trigger raising as a safeguarding concern