Wales - Safeguarding - Care Home
This policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the new requirements relating to reporting certain incidents relating to COVID-19 as a RIDDOR.
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 The De-escalation Policy and Procedure has been archived.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.
Scheduled review of the policy undertaken with references updated. Procedural points reordered and additional ones added around contextual safeguarding and confidentiality. Staff should familiarise themselves with these new procedural points. Definitions also updated in line with the new procedures.
Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
This policy has been revised to incorporate issues of capacity and consent with regard to recent mental capacity and sexual offences legislation, and to incorporate more recent guidance on sexuality and intimate relationships in care homes.