Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 19/08/2020 12:16

Maintenance Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMB03

This policy details the maintenance procedures for a service to follow. It has been reviewed and the procedure updated to reflect “Hot works” and “Permit to Works” with additional bits of information. There is also reference to working safely, barriers and locking off areas, making the area safe, cleaning up and removing tools after completion or away from the work. A Permit to Work template has also been provided in the Forms section.

Document Modified Date: 17/08/2020 14:45

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS06

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if a serious incident occurs and advises on which organisations must be contacted.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 13:33

Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE03

This policy underpins each employer’s approach to discrimination and equal opportunities. It can assist should any claim be brought for discrimination, as if the employer can show that it has a properly implemented equality and diversity policy, this can be used in defence of such a claim. As the sanctions for non-compliance are contained in other policies, this is more for reference purposes, hence the lower business impact. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change and a reference to bullying has been added. References and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 06/07/2020 16:01

Working Time Regulations Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM13

Legislation has been inserted with reference to the Working Times (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. A new procedure has been included to confirm that employees are now entitled to carry 4 weeks’ paid leave into the following two annual leave years if prevented from taking holidays due to coronavirus. A new form ‘Notice to take annual leave under Regulation 15(2) WTR 1998‘ and further references have been added.

Document Modified Date: 01/07/2020 14:07

Absenteeism Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP01

This policy, along with the Capability Policy and Procedure; Discipline Policy and Procedure and Grievance Policy and Procedure are equally important. This is one of the policies which covers the formal interaction between staff and management when there is a problem which needs to be addressed, and sets out an appropriate process for this which complies with the ACAS guidance on this subject.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 16:05

Development Appraisal Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR01

This policy will support management and staff on arranging and delivering appraisals to all staff. It signposts to the SSSC ‘Step into Leadership’ programme. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/06/2020 12:48

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: SAC01

This policy will guide staff on how to access information and what steps to take if individuals request information, adhering to best practice. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 14:05

Grievances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP04

This policy is one of the main policies governing the relationship between employees and their employers. It sets out a formal process that an employer is obliged to deal with. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes made and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 05/06/2020 16:16

Financial Viability Guidance

Registration and Inspections Fees Region: | Reference: SRI03

This policy will guide the relevant staff on how to ensure the service maintains its financial viability and advice on measuring and discussing this on a monthly basis to ensure continued growth.

Document Modified Date: 05/06/2020 14:55

How to Register a Care Service Policy and Procedure

Registration and Inspections Registration Region: | Reference: SRI02

This policy will help a prospective provider to register a new service with the Care Inspectorate. It has been reviewed with minimal changes, references and links have been checked and remain current.

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