Policy Updates

Wales - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 14:50

Supervision Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: WPP09

Scheduled review with updates made throughout the policy to ensure that it is in line with current regulations. The Procedure section has been updated to ensure that it remains in line with current requirements and additional legislation has been added. References have also been updated. Please note that the reference for this policy has changed as previously it was WPP08.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:33

Overarching Surveys Policy and Procedure

Stakeholder Surveys Guidance policies Region: | Reference: WSQ02

This policy outlines the stakeholder survey process that should be adopted to ensure the continuous improvement of a service and evidence that actions have been taken to address concerns. It provides information and guidance and explains how to ensure the effective use of the new surveys. The policy also relates the surveys to the inspection framework used by the CIW and provides a form to assist with the analysis of returned surveys. The policy supports and links closely with the Mock inspection Toolkits.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:33

Ligature Risk and Management Policy

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC95

This policy outlines ligature risk and the management processes to be undertaken as part of care practices. This policy has had minor content changes with some new references added that staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:33

Clinical Procedures Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC110

This policy outlines the clinical procedures and the practices that clinical staff should adopt. It has been reviewed with minor changes to the content. References have been checked and remain relevant and current to the content of the policy. One additional reading resource has been added that staff should familiarise themselves with. Please ensure that reference to employed nurses (section 4.4) is removed where not required, as it is acknowledged that not all services will have employed registered nurses. Please note that the reference on this policy has changed as previously it was WCC05.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:17

Behaviour that Challenges Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: WCP33

This policy outlines how to approach behaviours that challenge and the de-escalation techniques that can be used. The title of the policy has also been updated from ‘Challenging Behaviour’ to ‘Behaviour that Challenges’ Policy and Procedure. A scheduled review has been undertaken of the policy to ensure it mirrors best practice and up-to-date theory and thinking about behaviours that may challenge. This policy has also been merged with the De-escalation Policy and Procedure, which is a fundamental strategy for supporting with behaviours that may challenge. The De-escalation Policy and Procedure has been archived. Additional references have been added to support staff and existing ones updated. Staff should familiarise themselves with all resources. Please note that the reference of this policy has changed from WCP05 to WCP33.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:17

Leadership and Management Policy and Procedure

Registration and Inspections Inspections Region: | Reference: WRI12

New policy outlining the importance of leadership and management, and defining areas that are needed to be reflected in practice. The policy also defines the roles of individuals within the service to ensure a full understanding of roles and responsibilities. It identifies ways in which the policy can be embedded into practice
and ways to ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities and the opportunities that they have to develop the service.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:17

Inspection Framework Policy and Procedure

Registration and Inspections Inspections Region: | Reference: WRI13

This is a new policy that has been developed to support the understanding of the new CIW inspection framework, and highlight how the QCS management system enables providers to use the management system to address new regulatory requirements, and also to identify where the relevant policies are located to support CIW requirements.

Document Modified Date: 20/03/2020 13:15

Use of Bed Rails Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCR60

Scheduled review of the policy undertaken to ensure remains in line with MHRA guidelines. Objectives condensed down and additional information added in the Procedure section around disposal and storing of bed rails. Reference also made to bed grab handles, which should not be confused with bed rails. References updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 21/11/2019 17:28

Fire Safety Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Risk Assessment & Safety Region: | Reference: WMR10

This policy sets out how the service will ensure fire safety for its Individuals, staff and stakeholders. There is a predominant reference to the requirement for risk assessment and how to reduce risk as well as defining roles and responsibilities of staff. The policy has been reviewed and amended slightly for readability and to define accountability. References have been checked and remain current with additional Further Reading resources added.

Document Modified Date: 21/11/2019 14:37

Changes in Health State Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC04

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.

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