Scotland - Mental Health
As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, care homes will be required to carry out clinical observations of residents where they have suspected COVID-19 symptoms, have been discharged with COVID-19 symptoms or need to be cared for within the home. The policy outlines how people using services will be supported when they require monitoring of their respiratory rate. The procedure details what staff must do to comply with what is usually a delegated nursing activity.
New – This policy will support staff and management to reopen the service to designated visitors following government guidance.
New: This is a new policy. COVID-19 has raised the profile of social care within the media. This policy and procedure will support and protect the business in the event of a media enquiry and ensure that staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities. 3 fact sheets are available in the Resource Centre that support this policy. Please note that a new section has been added to your system details requiring you to state the name of the person in your business responsible for managing media enquiries. Please update your system details to ensure that the information contained within the policy reflects your service.
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 will guide staff through the pandemic process. It has been updated to reflect the change in self isolation period from 7 to 10 days.
This policy will support staff on the process to follow when individuals are to be admitted to the service via hospital or their home. Policy updated to reflect new government guidance on the self-isolation period which has been extended from 7 days to 10 days.
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.