Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 03/03/2021 15:31

Disclosure Scotland Code of Practice Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM14

This policy governs how and when an employer needs to carry out a PVG check along with the PVG receipt form. It has been reviewed and merged with the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and Procedure which has now been archived. This is to ensure clarity and avoid any crossover. The policy also now includes the new position on PVG application during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 16/02/2021 15:28

Induction and Onboarding Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR24

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current, a new form to record staff allergies had been added. This policy will guide staff with recruitment and retention which are such a vital part to get right for organisations, this policy should be reviewed by staff responsible for any part of the induction process.

Document Modified Date: 25/01/2021 12:55

Service User Fire Evacuation Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SCP04

This policy outlines the need to risk assess and ensure fire evacuation procedures are in place. A PEEP template is available to complete as part of this policy. The policy has been reviewed with no significant content changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 17:08

Consent to Examination or Treatment Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR22

Consent is central to effective support being given to individuals and must be sought continuously. This policy will support staff on gaining consent with individuals who lack capacity. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 15:06

Safe Use of Hoists Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SME08

The policy will guide staff on the safe use of hoists and how to to minimise risk when using a hoist to assist service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 13:42

Purchasing Policy and Procedure

Administration Finance Region: | Reference: SAF06

This policy outlines how the service ensures effective purchasing and it has a number of templates to support with this process.  It has been reviewed with minimal change and references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 19/11/2020 13:16

Business Plan Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB06

This policy outlines when a business plan is needed and has a template available for services to use. It has been reviewed with minor content updates and now includes a new business plan template. Reference to coronavirus has also been included in the policy and references have also been reviewed and updated, with some additional ones added.

Document Modified Date: 12/10/2020 16:46

Retirement Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM05

This policy will support the process where employees are considering retirement. It has been reviewed with 2 template letters added to the ‘Forms’ section. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 08:40

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS05

This policy will inform staff on the training considerations they must undertake to give them the knowledge required in Health and Safety. References and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/10/2020 17:04

Care Service Inspections General

Registration and Inspections Inspections Region: | Reference: SRI05

This policy will help support staff to understand the inspection process conducted by the regulator. Policy reviewed and updated to include the new key question for use in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic. References and links checked and remain current.

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