Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Supported Living

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 It has been reviewed and merged with the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and Procedure which has now been archived.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: 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: 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: 16/09/2020 16:24

General Management Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Administration Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: SQA06

This policy informs staff, service users and visitors on the management structure within the service. Within the Further Reading section, there is a link to a communication tool which is a great resource for managers.

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: 27/05/2020 15:54

Unable to Attend Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA09

The policy has been updated to make reference to furlough and explain why it is not relevant to this policy. This policy governs what steps should be taken and what considerations are taken into account when deciding if it is too dangerous for an employee to attend work due to adverse weather or other external factors out of the employee’s control.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 13:49

Job Description – Carer

Human Resources Job Descriptions Region: | Reference: SPJ04

This document has been updated to a new values-based job description and person specification, including responsibilities and duties of the job and personal qualities.

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