Wales - Safeguarding - Learning Disability
Updated to the new QCS policy format.
Policy reviewed and updated to the new QCS format. Some new referencing and procedure statements added to the existing body of the policy.
Policy updated to the new QCS format. Reviewed the focus from ‘meetings’ to the wider use of action planning including responses to CIW reports and updated the Form template.
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.
Policy converted to new QCS format with the addition of other reporting requirements when serious events occur as well as necessary regulatory notifications. Included is the requirement to provide support under the Duty of Candour.
Policy converted to the new QCS format with minor changes to strengthen messages about fair access, diversity and inclusion.
Policy converted to new QCS format. This policy promotes a culture of inclusion and empowerment for Individuals diagnosed with dementia. Procedures are extended and there is a suite of resources available to access. This policy also includes the need for staff to consider how they might support Individuals who are LGBT and living with dementia. References to resources have been included.
Policy has been revised to update resources, strengthen the legal framework and move into the new format.