Policy Updates

Wales - Registration - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:40

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

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

This policy has been updated to merge both the DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure and the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and Procedure to ensure clarity and avoid any crossover. The policy also now includes the new position on DBS filtering. This policy governs how and when an employer needs to carry out a DBS check along with the categories of employee who should be subject to a DBS check from a regulatory perspective.

Document Modified Date: 29/01/2021 16:56

Individual Fire Evacuation Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WCP04

This policy outlines how to support a safe and necessary fire evacuation for service users. It has been reviewed and clarification made on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which does not apply to a service user’s own private dwelling thus this has been removed. Please note that providers do have a responsibility for staff training in fire safety, supporting service users to stay safe in their own home. Additional references also added.

Document Modified Date: 13/01/2021 17:12

Staff Rota Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM14

This policy will support a service in the process of rota planning for staff. It has been updated with a new weekly rota template and example, and references have also been checked to ensure they remain current. A rota planner document can also be found in the Resource Centre of the QCS Management System.

Document Modified Date: 06/11/2020 15:44

Training Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR25

This policy will support with the training and development needs of staff at the service. It has been updated to include reference to the registration requirement with Social Care Wales. Sections 4.8, 5.7 and 5.10 added. New reference also included and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 13/10/2020 16:01

General Management Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Administration Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: WQA06

This policy looks at the organisational structure of a service to ensure there are clear management protocols in place. It has been reviewed with some minor content changes and references updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/09/2020 11:01

Development Appraisal Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR01

This policy supports the development of staff within the service through regular appraisals with their line manager. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/08/2020 15:44

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: WAC01

This policy details the process to follow when requests for information are received. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 13:01

Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: WPE03

This policy underpins each employer’s approach to discrimination and equal opportunities. It has been reviewed and some content changes made, including reference to ‘bullying’ as a form of discrimination. References have also been added in the ‘Further Reading’ section.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 16:34

Unable to Attend Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA09

The policy has been updated to make reference to furlough and explain why it is not relevant to this policy. This policy governs what steps should be taken and what considerations are taken into account when deciding if it is too dangerous for an employee to attend work due to adverse weather or other external factors out of the employee’s control. Reference have also been checked and updated and the Welsh Lines of Enquiry added in to support how this policy meets the regulations.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 13:49

Job Description – Carer

Human Resources Job Descriptions Region: | Reference: WPJ04

This document has been updated to a new values-based job description and person specification, including responsibilities and duties of the job and personal qualities.

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