Wales - Safeguarding - Care Home
This policy outlines the approach that should be taken with regards to consent, both for individuals with mental capacity and those who lack mental capacity. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.
This policy outlines how to approach changes in a person’s health state and the processes to follow should this happen. It has been reviewed with minor content changes, some Further Reading resources added and references updated to ensure they remain current.
The policy outlines the up-to-date theory and thinking about behaviour that challenges. The title of the policy has also been updated from ‘Challenging Behaviour’ to ‘Behaviour that Challenges’ Policy and Procedure. This policy is now inclusive of the de-escalation policy and procedure as it is recognised that this is a fundamental strategy for supporting behaviours that may challenge. The De-escalation Policy and Procedure has been archived. New resources added to support staff working with people that may present with behaviours that may challenge.
This policy outlines guidance in relation to restraint and restrictive practices, where
they are deemed necessary in line with current guidelines. It has been reviewed with
more information added in relation to restrictive practice and references checked and
This policy outlines the deprivation of liberty safeguards process that should be adopted, where it is deemed necessary. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes and references updated to ensure they remain current.
Policy reviewed and converted to the new QCS format. This policy details the expectations around effective and safe pre-admission and covers both care and financial/admin roles and responsibilities. Links have been added to Further Reading to support staff and further clarity has been provided around training, education, audit and review.
Update: Policy converted to the new QCS format. Further reading and references added to support best practice recommendations and guide staff with further development and knowledge. Reference to NICE Guidance on decision making and mental capacity.
This policy has been converted into the new QCS policy format. It has been updated to reference the Herbert Protocol and emphasises the need to put preventive measures in place wherever possible.
Policy reviewed and converted to the new QCS format. Emphasis placed on supporting independence and physical activity as well as mobilisation. This policy now dovetails with the Moving and Handling Policy and Procedure, the Falls Management Policy and Procedure and the Promotion of Recreational Activity Policy and Procedure.
Policy converted to new QCS format. This policy discusses codes of conduct for registered professionals and care staff. This is an overarching policy that defines the standards in relation to compliance with these codes and the role of the service in supporting staff to adhere to their code.