Policy Updates

Scotland - Care at Home

Document Modified Date: 03/08/2020 13:01

Driving for Work Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS12

This policy will support companies that have a company vehicle in place for some employees and even more so that other employees will use their vehicles for business purposes. It is therefore essential that clients have a policy in place to govern this.

Document Modified Date: 03/08/2020 12:40

Notice Periods Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC10

Turnover of staff is expected and the business should ensure that it has in place a clear way of dealing with the circumstances when notice is received or given both from a care perspective but also from a commercial perspective.

Document Modified Date: 30/07/2020 17:29

Pandemic Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS13

This policy will guide staff on the pandemic process we are currently facing in the world.

Document Modified Date: 30/07/2020 16:06

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS16

This policy will guide staff through the coronavirus pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 30/07/2020 11:52

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE05

This policy details the framework in place for anti-bullying. It has been reviewed with changes to the Procedure section only which has been updated to state that the employee will be informed of the outcome of the complaint after the investigation. There is also a new paragraph that states that the complaint will be held on the employee’s and the aggressor’s personnel file. References have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 29/07/2020 14:23

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SPE07

This policy has been revised to include the reporting procedures required when concerns about modern slavery or human trafficking are raised. This policy references updated statutory guidance. Additional information has been included on the risk of modern slavery during COVID-19. Guidance on writing a Modern Slavery Statement has been added to the ‘Forms’ section of the document with a template to support the development of a statement. Indicators of modern slavery and human trafficking have been added to forms. This policy was previously entitled Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure and was located under the Human Resources category.

Document Modified Date: 28/07/2020 16:49

Resuscitation Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCP27

This policy will support staff with issues around resuscitation and has been reviewed following the updated statement from the Resuscitation Council UK in relation to COVID-19.

Document Modified Date: 23/07/2020 17:42

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM22

New: A new policy focused specifically on care at home. This policy outlines how staff can be supported when they are lone working.

Document Modified Date: 22/07/2020 15:58

Archiving, Disposal and Storing of Records Policy and Procedure

GDPR Policies Region: | Reference: SAB01

This policy will guide staff on the retention period for the various records generated in the health and social care sector. It has been reviewed with the retention period for financial records added and references and links checked and remain current

Document Modified Date: 22/07/2020 10:14

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC34

Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care at home, especially in the current pandemic situation. All staff should receive regular training as described in the policy and procedures. References and links checked, added some procedural points and a new procedural point added in relation to staff testing for Coronavirus.

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