Policy Updates

Early Years - Children under 8?

Document Modified Date: 06/02/2017 12:24

Retirement Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: PM05

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.

Document Modified Date: 25/01/2017 12:51

Capability Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: PP07

The name of the policy has been changed to Capability Policy and Procedure to avoid any overlap with the Disciplinary Policy and Procedure as poor performance can sometimes be a misconduct issue. It was previously titled Poor Performance and Capability Policy and Procedure.

The policy now sets out a clear step-by-step process for dealing with capability issues (i.e. where an employee ‘can’t’ do the job either because of a lack of skill, knowledge or medical capability) and references the Sickness Absence Policy where the capability issue is caused by ill health.

Management should understand that the Discipline Policy and Procedure is to be used for misconduct issues i.e. where someone can do something but won’t whereas this policy deals with cases where a person can’t do a particular job or task properly due to a lack of skill, knowledge, experience or on health grounds.

Document Modified Date: 20/01/2017 14:41

Harassment Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality & Disability Region: | Reference: PE01

Converted to new policy format. Clarification added to the procedure to make it clear that this policy applies to all protected characteristics, not just race and sex. The protected characteristics have been fully outlined. The amendments also provide a clear structure to follow should a complaint of bullying or harassment be raised.

Document Modified Date: 16/01/2017 10:03

Confidentiality Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: CR07

Converted to new format. Updated to reflect Caldicott Requirements and Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care.

Document Modified Date: 12/01/2017 15:59

Grievances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: PP04

Changes to ensure clear, distinct three-stage process to ensure compliance with the ACAS Code of Practice.

Document Modified Date: 21/12/2016 10:48

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: CC18

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.

Document Modified Date: 12/12/2016 14:16

Visitors Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: AR25

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.

Document Modified Date: 12/12/2016 11:23

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: PM11

Updated policy into new format. Additional section regarding investigation, updated legislation with Criminal Courts Act 2015 and additional references.

Document Modified Date: 14/11/2016 15:38

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: PR04

Complete redraft and update to take into account the changes to the DBS scheme. New definition of Regulated Activity, inclusion of the update service and full policy for rehabilitation of offenders.

Document Modified Date: 07/11/2016 14:41

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality & Disability Region: | Reference: PE05

Conversion to new policy format. Outlining clearer procedure including formal and informal process for raising issues. Reference to discipline policy where relevant.

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