Safeguarding - Learning Disability Care Home
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards protect the rights of the most vulnerable adult service users, those who might be deprived of their liberty in order to give them necessary care or treatment.
While the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards only apply to people aged 18 or over who are in care homes or hospitals to be given essential care or treatment but lack capacity to consent to the arrangements for this when those arrangements amount to a deprivation of their liberty.
Other settings (such as supported living or shared lives) providing services to people aged 16 and over, who lack capacity to consent to arrangements for their care or treatment, where those arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty, must apply (through the Commissioner of the service) to the Court of Protection for authorisation.
Correct and lawful practice and recording are essential, to protect the rights of the users of services and to protect the providers from liability.
The policy has been reviewed to comply with the new QCS format, and legal references have been updated.
This is your new Overarching Medication Policy and Procedure. It is part of a simplification of our previous Medications Policy. Additional policies will follow. Until all new polices are available, you will still have access to the previous policy under reference code CM02L, Medications Policy and Procedure (Legacy).
Policy converted to new format. Updated to reflect the Royal Marsden 9th Edition recommendations and NICE wound management resources.
Updated to reflect Nursing Home and Care Home requirements.
Converted to new format. Updated to reflect Caldicott Requirements and Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care.
Updated policy into new format. Additional section regarding investigation, updated legislation with Criminal Courts Act 2015 and additional references.
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.
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).