The regulation became law in Scotland on 01/04/2018 and all staff need to know the process of identifying and reporting any incidents which may be reportable under the Act. The policy was reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy governs the position when carrying out a disciplinary procedure and ensures that, should this be followed, the procedure will be in compliance with the ACAS Code of Practice and therefore procedurally fair. It has been updated to clarify the position when an employee is summarily dismissed.
New: This policy has been produced to outline bullying and the consequences whilst at the same time giving an outline of actions to be taken and the process that is then undertaken to resolve the issues.
This is an overarching policy and will support staff to meet their legal health and safety obligations. It has been reviewed and changes made across the content to wording. No material change in effect. References also updated to ensure they remain current.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will help staff to ensure they follow a robust process when dealing with service users’ finance.
Policy revised with minimal change. The service should include name, address and contact details of the local authority child protection team and ensure this is available for the staff member who is responsible for reporting any such incidents. All references were checked and remain current. This policy will help staff by informing them how to report any suspicious behaviour they may witness from children or their guardians.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will support staff to understand when and how restraint may be considered. It highlights how some measures implemented may be restrictive but viewed as reasonable to follow government guidelines such as social isolation and social distancing. References and links checked and remain current.
This policy outlines the values based recruitment process that should be adopted by a service and highlights this process. It has been reviewed with minimal content changes, references updated to ensure they remain current. The Forms have been amended with wider spacing to give more room to enter details.
Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care at home, especially in the current pandemic situation. Policy reviewed with minimal change. References and links checked and remain current, some further reading added.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will support staff with administering medication in a care at home setting.