Policy Updates

Wales - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2020 12:51

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR02

This policy outlines the overarching health and safety policy for the service and has a ‘statement of intent’ template available in the forms section. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2020 10:46

Dementia Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC41

This policy will support a service to care for an individual with dementia. It has been reviewed with information now included on dementia and COVID-19. Some further reading resources have been added that staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 19/10/2020 17:00

Advance Decision Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: WCP31

New policy – This policy details and defines Advance Decisions and the role the service provides when supporting individuals with planning future care wishes and preferences. This is a new policy which outlines how individuals can complete an Advance Statement or Decision should they wish to do so.

Document Modified Date: 19/10/2020 13:38

Mental Health Act 1983 and Regulations 2008 Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR12

This policy provides an outline guide of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Regulations 2008, as they affect people with mental disorders. It has been reviewed with minor changes made to clarify the human rights basis of all care given under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended). References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 16/10/2020 15:36

Supporting Recreational Activities Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR25

This policy details how a service can support its individuals to undertake activities which they enjoy and support their overall wellbeing. It has been reviewed with COVID-19 information added and references to support completing activities during the pandemic. In addition, a new template ‘activities programme’ form has also been added and existing references updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 16/10/2020 12:03

Professional Boundaries Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR58

This policy outlines how professional boundaries should be maintained, for the safety of both staff and the individuals themselves. It has been reviewed with changes made to the content across the policy statements, procedure, key facts and outstanding points, that staff should familiarise themselves with. A further reading resource has been added and references checked and updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 16/10/2020 11:01

Minimum Wage Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC09

This policy is intended as guidance to employers about the issues to consider when determining if they are compliant with National Minimum Wage legislation. National Minimum Wage must be paid to all employees or workers that an employer engages, and a failure to do so can be both a criminal offence and also result in claims in the Employment Tribunal and/or the County Court. Employers should ensure that they read the policy fully and take on board all considerations. Employers should also note the imminent Supreme Court judgment due on the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake appeal which governs the payments of on call allowances.

The policy has been amended to add further reading and to clarify some sections which may initially be more difficult to understand. These have been simplified as much as possible but this is a complex area and employers should take specific advice from their professional advisors if anything is unclear. The Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also now been inc

Document Modified Date: 15/10/2020 17:33

Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPR27

This policy will support the service to achieve compliance with codes of conduct and performance. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 15/10/2020 13:36

Auditing Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Administration Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: WQQ19

This policy outlines the process for auditing at a service that will drive continuous improvement. A new audit form template has been added in relation to monitoring of the daily progress and evaluation records completed by care staff.

Document Modified Date: 15/10/2020 11:38

Management Meetings Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: WQQ08

This policy provides guidance on conducting management meetings within a service. It has been reviewed with minor content changes and information added in relation to COVID-19. An additional reference has also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.

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