Policy Updates

Wales - Human Resources - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 11/08/2020 17:16

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR04

All prospective employees should be subject to a risk assessment for a DBS check and, if they are assessed as requiring a DBS check, consideration should be given to the appropriate level. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 07/08/2020 17:16

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: WPE05

This policy details the framework in place for anti-bullying. It has been reviewed with changes to the Procedure section only which has been updated to state that the employee will be informed of the outcome of the complaint after the investigation. There is also a new paragraph that states that the complaint will be held on the employee’s and the aggressor’s personnel file. References have been updated and Welsh Lines of Enquiry also included.

Document Modified Date: 05/08/2020 12:40

Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM02

Please note the name of this policy has changed from ‘Management of Stress Policy and Procedure’, to ‘Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure’. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include reference to mental health and mental wellbeing, and the Definitions and Further Reading have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 31/07/2020 11:42

Notice Periods Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC10

This policy details the requirements with regards to notice periods and how a service should approach this with staff. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 29/07/2020 16:58

Director or Trustee’s Development Appraisal Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR22

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 29/07/2020 15:07

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WPE07

This policy has been revised to include the reporting procedures required when concerns about Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking are raised. This policy references updated statutory guidance. Additional information has been included on the risk of Modern Slavery during COVID-19. Guidance on writing a Modern Slavery statement has been added to the Forms section of the document with a template to support the development of a statement. Indicators of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking have been added to forms. This policy was previously entitled Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure and was located under the Human Resources category.

Document Modified Date: 27/07/2020 14:52

References Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR23

This policy has been updated to include information on when to obtain character and personal references. A link to the Safe and Fair Recruitment Guide by Skills for Care has also been added that staff should familiarise themselves with. Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also been added in.

Document Modified Date: 21/07/2020 13:29

Statutory Time Off Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA08

This policy outlines statutory time off entitlements for employees at the service. It has been reviewed and minor changes made to the scope, purpose, objectives, procedure and key fact sections. A selection of new forms have also been added and references updated to ensure they remain current. The Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also now been included.

Document Modified Date: 14/07/2020 18:58

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA02

This policy has been updated to include a new procedural section on staff holidays abroad. It includes reference to government guidelines and the list of destinations that are exempt from advice against ‘all but essential travel’ that people can now travel to. References have also been added to support this new addition.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 16:52

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WPA07

Specific provisions have been inserted to deal with the relevant points, but the position is constantly changing and clients will need to also ensure that they keep up to date with the latest guidance. The remainder of the policy deals with the position for sickness not related to COVID-19.

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