Abuse cover from a legal, insurance and risk management perspective

In recent years, significant steps have been taken to establish and prioritise a risk management approach in relation to safeguarding against abuse. However, abuse claims are unfortunately becoming more and more frequent. The term ‘abuse’ encapsulates mental, physical and sexual abuse.

In this climate, it is important to ensure that abuse cover is purchased which provides expert representation in the event that a claim is brought against a provider.

Representation in this field can take many forms including legal defence, public relations crisis management and risk management consultancy to support safeguarding practices and regulatory dialogue.

This article highlights the key considerations for care providers when purchasing cover.