Scotland - Care Home
This policy will support a service to maintain the safety and security of all its service users, staff and visitors. It has been reviewed and updated with a statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on security added, given the impact this has on care homes at present. References also updated to ensure they remain current and a further reading resource added.
This policy will support staff with the process of dealing with and describing seizures. Policy reviewed with reference made to the Principles of the AWI Act in respect of acting in the best interests, current SIGN guideline included and underpinning knowledge reference.
This policy will guide staff on the process to follow, ensuring compliance with legal statutes. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.
This policy will support a service to safely receive visitors during COVID-19. The policy has been reviewed to include Scotland’s Strategic Framework Guidance, developed to inform the public of the various restrictions and protection levels in the local authority areas in Scotland. A new procedural point and reference have been added.
This policy will guide staff on how best to support people who wish to go on holiday and the safeguards to put in place to minimise risk, which enables people to make an informed choice. Policy reviewed with an added procedural point and reference on Scotland’s Strategic Framework which must be considered prior to arranging travel.
This policy will support staff to understand the impact of coronavirus and how to support those in their care whilst adhering to government guidance. The policy has been amended to include the current government guidance, called Scotland’s Strategic Framework, and adult care home visiting guidance which informs all individuals on the restrictions they must adhere to depending in the area they live. New references have been included.
This policy will support staff with issues around data protection and confidentiality. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy will guide staff on any issues they may have regarding consumption of alcohol and measures they can implement to ensure safety of all concerned. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
The regulation became law in Scotland on 01/04/2018 and all staff need to know the process of identifying and reporting any incidents which may be reportable under the Act. This policy was reviewed with a new duty of candour checklist added, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy will help staff understand the appraisal procedure and highlight the responsibilities of both the appraisee and the appraiser. Policy was reviewed with a procedural point added on data protection (5.8), references and links checked and remain current.