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