Scotland - Safeguarding - Domiciliary Care
This policy has been updated to include minor amendments to the structure and ordering of sections throughout the document. New definitions have been added and existing definitions amended for consistency across related policies. The procedural section has also been updated to include identifying responsible persons and immediate incident response and the remainder of the existing procedure simplified. A new accident and incident form has also been added to the ‘Forms’ section.
This policy will support to maintain a person’s dignity, respect and choice whilst undertaking a service. It has been reviewed and updated with more reference to dignity and respect. An additional policy statement and procedural section are now included. Definitions have also been added. The title of the policy has also changed from ‘Choice Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Dignity, Respect and Choice Policy and Procedure’. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links have been updated. This policy will help staff support Service Users to maintain their mobility and thus help with independence.
Policy reviewed with minimal change and references and links checked and remain current. The policy reflects best practice requirements as found in the Scottish Manual Handling Passport. It will help staff understand the risk and the measures to put in place to ensure safety for both service users and staff.
Communication is at the heart of a good service, the improvement tool in further reading will aid managers. Policy was reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
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.
Risk taking is central to experiencing good outcomes, this policy will support staff to help individuals take informed risk. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
The policy will support staff on how to minimise risk to children and includes a reference to the new legislation, the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019. An explanation of this was added to 4.1. All other references were checked and remain current.
This policy will guide staff on the process to follow, ensuring compliance with legal statutes. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.
This policy will support staff to understand data protection and the importance around confidentiality. Policy has been reviewed and updated with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.