Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 26/10/2020 11:44

Duty of Candour Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: SAR38

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.

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Document Modified Date: 13/10/2020 10:15

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM11

This policy will inform staff on how to whistleblow and details how they will be supported should they wish to do so. Policy amended in the purpose section and 6.10 added, some custom fields added. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 09/10/2020 15:50

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM12

The policy will guide staff on how to keep safe when working alone and confirms that the staff member must feel confident and competent to work alone. It has been reviewed with some content changes and a new form has been added. References and links have also been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 17:14

Pre-Admission and Admission Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: SCA13

Pre-admission and admission are fundamental parts of running a successful service. Service users, families, regulatory bodies, and staff want to be assured that needs can be met at the service and this policy sets the standards to efficiently deliver this assurance by means of an effective framework. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 07/10/2020 14:37

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SHR01

Given this is a central policy for all social care providers, it has a significant impact on effective service delivery. It will signpost management and staff to best practice and guide them on their responsibilities within the Health and Safety Act. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links have been checked and a new reference added.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 17:33

Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMR01

This policy details how to ensure that electrical safety is maintained by the service. It has been reviewed and additional references and updates added to the content that staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 08:46

Catering Management Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Residential Services Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: SQK02

This policy will guide staff on the overall catering responsibilities and requirements. It has been reviewed with minimal change. Reference and links have been checked and remain current.

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.

Document Modified Date: 23/09/2020 10:28

Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Catering Services Region: | Reference: SKC02

This policy will give the reader the overarching information they will require about catering and signpost them to further, more specific information on various aspects of catering procedures.

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