Wales - Safeguarding - Care Home
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 to the new QCS format. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) protect the rights of the most vulnerable adult Individuals, those who might be deprived of their liberty in order to give them the necessary care or treatment. The DoLS only apply to people aged 18 or over who are in care homes or hospitals to be given essential care or treatment but lack capacity to consent to the arrangements for this when those arrangements amount to a deprivation of their liberty. Other settings (such as supported living or shared lives) providing services to people aged 16 and over, who lack capacity to consent to arrangements for their care or treatment, where those arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty, must apply (through the Commissioner of the service) to the Court of Protection for authorisation. Correct and lawful practice and recording are essential, to protect the rights of the users of services and to protect the providers from liability.
Updated to the new QCS policy format with additions to reflect current changes in stakeholder requirements.
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 the new QCS format. This policy sets out to explain the expectations as Individuals’ health conditions change. It refers to a timely access to other health and social care professionals as well as the expectations in relation to the competence of staff and how changes are observed and responded to.
Reviewed and converted into new policy format. Additionally, a new Consent Form has been added.
This policy has been amended to convert it into the new policy format. The policy now also refers to the DBS Policy and Procedure as well as including the current rehabilitation periods for convictions.
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.