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Document Modified Date: 16/04/2021 14:28

Discipline Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: DPP03

This is a key employment policy and will have an impact on every employee of an employer, as every employee will be subject to it. A disciplinary process is the area which is of most risk to employers so they should ensure they follow a proper process and reach a reasonable decision when carrying it out.

Document Modified Date: 16/04/2021 13:32

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: ICM39

This policy details the auditing and monitoring process in relation to medication. A COVID-19 section is included within the Medication Audit Form to assist with the auditing of medication practices during the pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 16/04/2021 13:23

Security Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Buildings and Equipment Region: | Reference: DMB03

This policy has been updated to amend the references to the COVID-19 element of the procedure to limit the scope of this policy to its intended purpose. A review of premises security risk assessment in light of COVID-19 access arrangements and mitigation measures has been added. To support the completion of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit, a reference has been added on the security of the premises in relation to hardware, software and information assets. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 16/04/2021 13:17

Security Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Buildings and Equipment Region: | Reference: GMB03

This policy has been updated to amend the references to the COVID-19 element of the procedure to limit the scope of this policy to its intended purpose. A review of premises security risk assessment in light of COVID-19 access arrangements and mitigation measures has been added. To support the completion of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit, a reference has been added on the security of the premises in relation to hardware, software and information assets. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 16/04/2021 13:16

Access to People’s Homes Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: IAR42

New: This policy details the steps that must be taken when a member of staff is unable to gain access to a person’s home for an agreed/scheduled visit.

Document Modified Date: 15/04/2021 17:42

Choice of Carer Gender Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: ICR05

This policy details how a service user’s preference on the gender of their carer should be taken into account when planning care visits.

Document Modified Date: 15/04/2021 17:22

Consent to Examination or Treatment Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: ICR22

New: Consent is an important aspect of providing support and care to any service user; this policy looks at how consent can be gained.

Document Modified Date: 15/04/2021 17:09

Professional Boundaries Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: ICR58

This policy outlines how staff should maintain professional boundaries in respect of the service users and family that they may support. Where there is a concern that professional boundaries may have been compromised, this should be reported immediately with management.

Document Modified Date: 15/04/2021 15:42

Sex, Sexuality and Relationships Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: ICR34

This policy will help a service to support service users to maintain intimate relationships.

Document Modified Date: 15/04/2021 14:50

Privacy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: ICR24

New: This policy details how privacy should be maintained for the service user. One of the references included (National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland) refers to residential care settings but many of the principles apply for care at home.

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