Welcome to PASA
Living in a Different World: Joint Review
of Disability Hate Crime
PASAUK were invited to contribute to the review which raises very interesting points in light of the pending review of the legislation that has been undertaken by the Law Commission.
Please click here to view the report.
Public consultation on the Interim Guidance on Victims’ Right to Review
The CPS launched the Victims’ Right to Review scheme & revised Complaint Handling procedure on 5th June 2013. The purpose of this consultation is to seek a range of views on the Interim Guidance on Victims' Right to Review. Please click here to see PASAUK's response
Two PASAUK Trustees met with CQC Safeguarding Leads to discuss concerns we raised with the Commission about its Safeguarding Protocol. PASAUK made two submissions to the consultation processes the Commission initiated as it reviewed the Protocol. We're sure this is the beginning of a positive relationship with the Commission as we work together to develop good practice between the regulator & practitioners in all agencies in safeguarding adults at risk.
Click here to view the Executive Summary of the notes of the meeting. We look forward to meeting with the CQC later in the year.
PASAUK co-facilitated a workshop for the DoH looking at the barriers to the active participation in safeguarding adults and local safeguarding adults boards.
The workshop also generated some possible solutions to those barriers and will, hopefully, contribute to the development of a dialogue between housing agencies and safeguarding adults boards to develop systems, procedures and practice to better safeguard adults at risk.
Please click here to view the PASAUK report from the workshop.
PASAUK supports the establishing of the Housing & Safeguarding Alliance & looks forward to working with it to raise the profile of housing agencies & staff in safeguarding adults. Housing staff are in a prime position to recognise abuse & neglect when it occurs but also to spot the warning signs as possible abusive situations are developing. They may also have the opportunity to develop knowledge of & relationships with adults at risk over time, providing an awareness that is more a video than just a photograph of their situation.
Click here to view the press release
Safeguarding adults Roles & responsibilities in health & care services
This paper provides clarity about the roles & responsibilities of the key agencies involved in adult safeguarding. The aim is to ensure that the right things are done by the right people at the right time, working within their own agency & with partners.
Please click here to view the paper in full.
The Government has published its response to the Consultation on the New offence of ill-treatment & wilful neglect. PASAUK was one of those organisations who wanted to go further than the Government's proposals mentioned by Liz Ryan. Click here to view the Governments response
Website currently under review and construction, please note change to postal address! The new address is Amberly House, Oak Hill Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Essex, RM4 1JJ.
PASA UK was formed in 1997 as PAVA. The name was changed in 2011 to more accurately reflect current practice and thinking. Our focus has changed to safeguarding adults whose circumstances may make them more at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
PASA UK recognises that ‘practitioners’ now include all those staff/volunteers and academics who have an adult safeguarding function contained in their job description or responsibilities.
PASA UK works in partnership with others to bring together practitioners engaged in safeguarding adults. Our work is complementary to that of statutory, voluntary and independent organisations.