Policy Updates

Scotland - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2021 17:37

Parental Leave Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SPA12

This policy outlines the law on Parental Leave. This is a commonly overlooked
entitlement to leave and should not be confused with Shared Parental Leave, Paternity
Leave, Maternity Leave or other family-related leave. The right is to up to 18-weeks of
unpaid leave until the employee’s child reaches 18 years old. The Procedure section
has been updated to confirm the position in relation to employees’ terms and
conditions when exercising their right to Parental Leave. An additional entitlement letter
has been added to the Forms section and the references have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2021 15:35

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC18

Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care and this policy has
been updated to include reference to not wearing uniforms outside of the care home.
References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 17:27

Dilution of Chemicals Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Cleaning Region: | Reference: SSC03

Minimal changes to policy, references checked and remain current. Due to the nature of harm chemicals can cause, this is reflected in the status rating. This policy will guide staff on the dilution of chemicals to ensure safe practice is adhered to.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 17:03

Privacy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR67

Policy has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will ensure that staff are aware of the need for privacy for each individual and how this underpins the Health and Social Care Standards.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:31

Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment – Variation

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC13

New: This policy contains template documents for employees’ terms and conditions, as well as variations of terms and conditions. It has been reviewed with all forms updated to ensure they remain current with the Employment Rights Act 1996. References also updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:31

Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment – Variation

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC13

New: This policy contains template documents for employees’ terms and conditions, as well as variations of terms and conditions. It has been reviewed with all forms updated to ensure they remain current with the Employment Rights Act 1996. References also updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:21

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS01

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.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2021 14:39

Emergency Communication Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: SAC07

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will guide staff on the process to follow to improve communication during emergencies.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2021 14:34

Registration of Scottish Social Care Workers Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR21

Reviewed policy with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will help management and staff ensure they follow the correct process to ensure staff are registered with SSSC. The website has also very good educational resources which can be used with staff.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2021 14:24

Food Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: SKH08

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will help those staff who may support people in their own homes with ensuring safety when dealing with food with good hygiene measures implemented.

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