Wales - Learning Disability
Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19, and also provides a link to a dependency tool under the ‘Further Reading’ section of the policy.
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.
This policy outlines the safe management of lifts within a service. It has been reviewed with legislation updates and additional references have been added.
This policy details the requirements in relation to fire equipment and ensuring the service remains safe. It has been updated with fire system changes and ACOPs, and latest references have also been included.
Policy updated to reflect the changes made to the coronavirus regulations where 30 people can now meet outside, following social distancing requirements. References also updated to ensure they remain current.
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.
Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19 and the implications for health and safety.
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.
As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, Care Homes and Nursing homes will be required to carry out clinical observations of residents where they have suspected COVID-19 symptoms, have been discharged with COVID-19 symptoms or need to be cared for within the home. The policy outlines how people using services will be supported when they require monitoring of their respiratory rate. The procedure details what staff must do to comply with what is usually a delegated nursing activity.
The policy has been updated with a new section (5.8) to include information relating to the new Test, Trace and Protect process summary guidance. References have also been added in relation to this.