Key Policies in a Care Setting

Key Policies in a Care Setting

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  • Advance care planning for care homes policy
  • Advocacy policy
  • Cold weather risks in the care sector
  • Care and support plans
  • Care plan audit tool
  •  Care and support plan template
  • Continence care in care homes
  • Effective communication
  • Escorting and supporting residents outside the care home
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion policy
  • Community links and social inclusion policy
  • Consent to care and treatment policy
  • Death of a service user policy
  • Dementia risk assessment form
  • Discharge from a care home
  • End of life care policy
  • Gender related care policy
  • Human rights and Deprivation of Liberty
  • Hydration in residential care policy
  • Intimate personal care and contact policy
  • Involving service users in their care policy
  • Managing service users emergencies
  • Mental capacity policy
  • Meeting communication needs
  • Needs assessment
  • Nutrition in residential care policy
  • Oral health in care homes policy
  • Oral health assessment form
  • Monthly oral care monitoring record
  • Personal and sexual relationships policy
  • Personal care
  • Positive risk taking for service users
  • Providing culturally appropriate care
  • Promoting and supporting social contacts, relationships and activities in care homes
  • Principles of good care
  • Social contact policy
  • Employees factsheet- social lives of service users
  • Employers factsheet- social lives of service users
  • Self administration of medication policy
  • Shared accommodation policy
  • Social lives of service users
  • Smoking in residential care policy
  • Referrals and admissions policy
  • Risk assessment form- service users suicide
  • Autism policy
  • Learning disabilities policy
  • Moving from a care home policy
  • Absence management
  • Agency workers policy
  • Alcohol and drug use- employees and contractors
  • Anti bribery policy
  • Annual holidays policy
  • Bullying policy
  • Code of conduct policy
  • Disciplinary and dismissal process policy
  • Dress code
  • Employing people from outside of the UK policy
  • Employees religion and belief observance policy
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Family leave policy
  • Fixed term contracts policy
  • Giving and receiving references policy
  • Grievances policy
  • Health checks and medical reports policy
  • International recruitment- employer factsheet
  • International recruitment- employee factsheet
  • Keeping staff safe from aggressive behaviour and violence
  • Maternity policy
  • Medical reports policy
  • Job descriptions and person specification policy
  • Lone working care homes policy
  • Mental health at work in adult social care policy
  • National data opt out policy
  • Paternity leave policy
  • Personal development policy
  • Public holidays policy
  • Racial harassment policy
  • Recruitment and selection procedures social care
  • Redundancy policy
  • Referring employees to disclosure and barring service policy
  • Right to work checks
  • Volunteers and internships policy
  • Induction programmes policy
  • Professional boundaries policy
  • Voluntary redundancy
  • Sickness and absence policy
  • Staff supervision and appraisal
  • Staff deployment and retention policy
  • Staff training and qualifications
  • Staff vaccinations and immunisations policy
  • Staffing levels and rotas policy
  • Staff development, training and qualifications policy
  • Workplace mediation policy
  • Verification of Expected Death policy
  • Adaptations and equipment policy
  • Accident reporting in residential care policy
  • COSHH for social care providers
  • Contingency planning for lift breakdown in care homes
  • Fire safety procedures
  • First aid for care providers
  • Health and safety policy
  • Health and safety in residential care policy
  • Health and safety risk assessment policy
  • Health and safety training policy
  • Heating, lighting, water and ventilation policy
  • Immunisation of service users policy
  • Keeping staff safe from disrespectful behaviour and abuse
  • Moving, handling and transferring service users
  • Moving and handling bariatric or plus size service users
  • Personal safety policy
  • Premises maintenance policy
  • Outcome 11: Safety, availability and suitability of equipment
  • Premises security policy
  • Wheelchairs policy
  • Winter weather policy
  • Water supply in care homes policy
  • Safety and suitability of care home premises
  • Serious incident reporting policy
  • Sharps policy
  • Alcohol and drug use- service users, relatives and visitors
  • Complaints and compliments
  • Challenging behaviour, violence and aggression policy
  • Cyberbullying policy
  • Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Protecting service users who lack mental capacity to take decisions
  • Safeguarding service users at risk of harm including restraints, physical controls and restrictive practice
  • Safeguarding children visiting or living in care homes policy
  • Safeguarding vulnerable service users: financial abuse, gifts and legacies policy
  • Safeguarding service users who are at significant risk of self harm and suicide policy
  • Safeguarding service users who are vulnerable to adopting extremist and radical ideologies policy
  • Sex, intimacy and dementia in care homes
  • Regulation 11: Need for Consent policy
  • Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Cleaning in care homes policy
  • Decontamination, disinfection and sterilisation policy
  • Food safety and hygiene in residential care policy
  • Handwashing 
  • Infection control management
  • Infection control and cleanliness of laundry and linen policy
  • Infection control and cleanliness in residential care policy
  • Infection control and cleanliness: invasive devices policy
  • Infection prevention and control procedures
  •  Infection outbreak management policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe use and care of reusable medical equipment and devices policy
  • Infection control and cleanliness of single use devices policy
  • Isolation of services users with infectious illnesses policy
  • Specimens policy
  • Spillages of blood or bodily fluids policy
  • Aseptic techniques policy
  • Basic life support, resuscitation and DNACPR policy
  • Catheter care in residential settings
  • Clinical governance in care and nursing homes policy
  • Medicines errors: identifying, reporting and reviewing medicines policy
  • Healthcare associated infections policy
  • Healthcare and clinical procedures policy
  • Health promotion in care homes policy
  • Immunisation of service users policy
  • Pain management
  • Promoting the welfare of people who use services policy
  • Promoting wellbeing and responding to mental health issues
  • Autonomy policy
  • Commitment and upholding Human Rights policy
  • Contracts and statements terms and conditions policy
  • Emergency planning policy
  • Good governance and organisational structure policy
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Information provision for prospective service users policy
  • Privacy and dignity policy
  • Statement of purpose
  • Quality assurance policy
  • Accessing service user records policy
  • Accessible information policy
  • Applications for access to deceased service users care records policy
  • Computer security policy
  • Confidentiality policy
  • Data protection policy
  • Data protection and GDPR policy
  • Record keeping policy
  • Sharing information with other providers and agencies policy
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