Scotland - Care at Home
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.