The policy has been converted to the new policy format. The policy has been overhauled to provide more clarification on eligibility for adoption leave and the notification requirements. The policy is also more clear on eligibility for adoption pay. There is more of an explanation of when leave will apply to overseas adoptions and in surrogacy situations. There is also reference to third party resources so that any updates in statutory adoption pay will always be up-to-date.
Updated to reflect Nursing Home and Care Home requirements.
New policy format. Simplification of policy to focus on key indicators and cover all areas. Confirmation of interaction between discipline and grievance policies.
The policy has been converted into the new policy format. The policy builds on the previous policy and makes it clear that there is no fixed retirement age and that retirement is driven by the employee and not the employer.
Converted to new format. Updated to reflect Caldicott Requirements and Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care.
Changes made to ensure the policy and procedure meets the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008; Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infection. Also converted into new policy format.
Policy rewritten in new format and includes reference to the results of the Lampard Enquiry and the need for increased vigilance and awareness of the potential for abuse.
Updated policy into new format. Additional section regarding investigation, updated legislation with Criminal Courts Act 2015 and additional references.
Addition of emphasis on well-being and edit of content including addition of preventative steps, update of protected Characteristics and deletion of ISA reference. Update with Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 information. This policy has been converted to the new QCS format.
Converted to new QCS policy format, as well as adding a greater emphasis throughout on the decision specific nature of the Mental Capacity Act and its emphasis on finding the least restrictive option when making decisions for someone who lacks mental capacity.