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Safeguarding Update

Meeting: 15/02/2022 - Health Policy and Performance Board (Item 39)

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The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director – People, which provided an update on safeguarding in Halton.


The report outlined the impacts of Covid-19 on individuals, families, communities and wider society and how it had touched every part of people’s lives and that many of the existing protective factors in the lives of adults at risk of abuse and harm had been temporarily absent or limited.


The impact of the Pandemic on care homes and domiciliary care sectors was discussed, for both residents and staff, as well as the potential for compassion fatigue, and emotional and physical stresses amongst those continuing to provide support. 


It was also reported that the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), the replacement for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), had been delayed further.  Members were advised that since writing the report, a new date for its implementation had been scheduled for April 2023.


RESOLVED:  That the report is noted.