Wales - Safeguarding - Domiciliary Care
Updated to the new QCS policy format. Revised to include specific details on types and indicators of abuse and how to respond. Emphasis is on the need to understand child protection procedures even if no children services are being provided.
Reviewed to reflect The All Wales Standards for communication and information for people with sensory loss
Revised policy to ensure compliance with the Prevent duty
The policy has been reviewed to comply with the new QCS format, and legal references have been updated.
Converted to new format. Updated to reflect Caldicott Requirements and Confidentiality Code for Wales. Included specific information on key safe numbers for domiciliary care. This documents has a new reference code of WCR33, the previous code was WCR07.
Converted to new format. Updated to reflect Caldicott Requirements and Confidentiality: Code of Practice for Health and Social Care in Wales.
Converted to new QCS policy format, as well as adding a greater emphasis throughout on the decision specific nature of the Mental Capacity Act and its emphasis on finding the least restrictive option when making decisions for someone who lacks mental capacity.
References have been updated in this policy to reflect updated guidance from the Department of Health and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). As well as conversion into the new policy format.
Introduction of new policy format.
The policy name has been changed from Working Alone Policy and Procedure to Lone Working Policy and Procedure.
The policy has more clearly recognised the importance of risk assessments prior to the delivery of a service by a lone worker, and has defined the procedure to ensure that appropriate resources are available to promote the health, safety and welfare of lone workers.