Updates

Date Library Section Task Reason for Update Status
         
August 2015 Care Homes Prepare and implement policies on Surveillance in Care Homes Following National News item and new CQC guidance Completed
July 2015 Children's Homes Update the Statement of Purpose New Legislation Completed
July 2015 Children's Homes To review all material and update in line with the Children's Homes Regulations (England) 2015. All Policies and Procedures now updated, with new policy on radicalisation added. Children's Guide updated, and only Statement of Purpose update remains. New Legislation 90% completed
March 2015 Care Homes, Domiciliary Care, Supported Living To consider the impact of the arrival of Fundamental Standards upon our products. To review existing Policies and to create/publish new Policies/Procedures for each of the Fundamental Standards. New Legislation/New Standards Completed
December 2014 Care Homes Following on from our review of our Quality Assurance Programme for Domiciliary Care we have now updated our Programme for Care Homes. Change in CQC's approach to inspection. Completed
November 2014 Domiciliary Care To review and update our model Quality Assurance Programme in line with CQC key questions - Is  the service safe?, effective?, caring?, responsive? and well led? Change in CQC approach to inspection Completed
October 2014 All Sections We have updated and refreshed our model Statement of Particulars as required by S1 of the Employment Act. Continuous improvement Completed
October 2014 All Sections To update the model Staff Handbook and add new sections, including Computers; Environmental Policy; Prevention of Bribery; Social Media;  Accident/Incident Reporting and Working with Stress. Continuous improvement Completed
September 2014 Children's Homes To design and implement Flow Charts for key policies, as suggested by an Ofsted Inspector. Policies covered: • Administration of Medicines; • Behaviour Management; • Behaviour Management – Seriously Challenging; • Child Protection – Abuse; • Child Protection – Bullying; • Child Protection – Self Harm; • Child Protection – Unauthorised Absence; • Complaints and Suggestions; • Dealing with a Fall; • Medicine Administration Errors; • Physical Restraint. Enhancement suggestion by Ofsted Completed.
September 2014 Children's Homes To design and implement a location assessment tool so that location assessments can be undertaken following changes to the Children's Homes Regulations. (Regulation 31) Changes in legislation Completed
July 2014 All Sections To prepare and publish a PowerPoint training presentation on Social Media. Continuous improvement Completed
July 2014 All Sections To prepare and publish a model policy on Social Media Request by a Library Member Completed
July 2014 Domiciliary Care To review and update our model client agreement and terms of business following the implementation of the  Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. Change in legislation Completed
May 2014 All Sections To research, prepare and publish a model policy on Workplace Stress, together with a PowerPoint training presentation and quiz. A Library member had been asked to produce one by her Local Authority and her Insurers. Completed
May 2014 Children's Homes To update our model policy on Data Protection - Access to Personal Information to cover the situation when children/young persons, or their parents (or those with parental responsibility) ask to see their personal file. Continuous improvement Completed
April 2014 Care Homes, Children's Homes In keeping with our efforts to maintain a Library of PowerPoint training presentations and quizzes for each of our Policy/Procedure statements, we have now added self harm to the collection. Continuous improvement Completed
April 2014 Care Homes, Children's Homes To prepare and publish a new model policy on the subject of self harm, together with an Incident Report Form so that records can be maintained. A Library member enquired as to whether we had a model policy on self harm. We did not at the time, but we do now. Completed
January 2014 Care Homes To publish a new model Policy/Procedure on the use of mobile phones at work. Suggestion from a Library Member. Completed
December 2013 Domiciliary Care, Supported Living Services and Care Homes To prepare/introduce 4 new PowerPoint Training Presentations:- 1. Safeguarding - Policy; 2. The Legal context to Safeguarding; 3. Examples of Abuse; 4. Quiz. Continuous Improvement Completed
November 2013 Domiciliary Care, Supported Living Services and Care Homes To update our policy on "Protection from Abuse", and in the process, rename it "Safeguarding - Protection from Abuse".  Very comprehensive. Continuous Improvement Completed
November 2013 Children's Homes To prepare 27 new Microsoft PowerPoint training presentations on Behaviour Management (seriously challenging); Confidentiality and Consent to Care and Treatment; Cyber bullying and Internet Grooming; Domestic Pets; Fire Safety (Hard wired and Smoke Detectors); Police Involvement in the Home; Prevention of Bribery; Resident Mobility; Safe and Positive Touch; and Smoking. We have also updated our Disclosure presentation (now Disclosure and Barring) and Mobile Phones. FREE to Library members. Continuous Improvement Completed
October 2013 Supported Living Services To publish new Training materials (Microsoft PowerPoint) for: Incident/Accident Reporting; Disclosure and Barring; End of Life Care; Intimate Care; Managing Challenging Behaviour; Safe/Positive Touch and Smoking. All FREE to Library members. Continuous Improvement Completed

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