Safeguarding - Domiciliary Care
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.
This policy has been converted into the new format. It has also been updated with the addition of ‘Best Interest Decision’ information throughout policy and additional legislation (this is not direct legislation, but does impact this policy).
References have been updated in this policy to reflect updated guidance from the Department of Health and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Updated to reflect the new ‘Accessible Information Standard’, and the requirement to have systems implemented by 31st July 2016.
Expanded definition of communication difficulties, and reference has been made to the importance of communication in assessing a person’s mental capacity to make a particular decision. Converted to new policy format.
The Restraint Policy and Procedure has been extensively updated with additional information regarding the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty.
NEW: This policy has been created to ensure that all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as a service user’s right to privacy and freedom of religious worship, are respected whilst also protecting them from radicalisation.
This policy has been updated to provide additional guidance for domiciliary care providers where someone they are providing care to may be subject to a deprivation of their liberty. This expanded section is found towards the end of the document titled Deprivation of Liberty for someone receiving care in their own home or supported living situation.
Please note that the reference code has been amended to CR26 (Previously CR10).
This policy has been amended to provide additional guidance to assist you in providing person centred care that complies with legislation and best practice.
This policy has been updated to assist you to appropriately respond to changes in the health status of people who use your service.