Due to popular demand, we have created a full suite of policies and procedures specifically for use in semi-independent 16+ provision. These policies set out exactly what you will provide and the procedures you will follow for any significant safeguarding incidents.

 

They will ensure that your staff team are working to the highest standards and evidence to local authorities that your organisation is fully compliant with legislation.

 

 

Semi-Independence (16+) Policies and Procedures Manual

£499.00Price
  • Policies & Procedures..................................................................................... 1

    Version Information..................................................................................................... 1

    Document Control........................................................................................................... 1

    Approvals.................................................................................................................... 1

    Version History............................................................................................................ 1

    Young people’s Home Policies and Procedures................................................. 2

    Important Telephone Contacts..................................................................................... 2

    Semi-independent provision - Key Principles..................................................................... 8

    Foreword.................................................................................................................... 9

    Other central HR policies and procedures..................................................................... 9

    1.  ADMISSION AND MOVING ON PROCEDURES............................................................... 10

    With regard to the administration of the young person’s admission.......................... 10

    With regard to the administration of a young person moving on............................... 11

    2.  Behaviour Management Policy................................................................................... 12

    3.   HEALTH CARE............................................................................................................ 15

    4.   EDUCATION POLICY................................................................................................... 17

    5.        PERMITTED DISCIPLINARY MEASURES (Sanctions).................................................... 18

    6.        RESTRICTIVE PHYSICAL INTERVENTION POLICY......................................................... 21

    7.        RECORDING OF FILES PERTAINING TO YOUNG PEOPLE............................................. 23

    8.        CARE AND PLACEMENT PLANNING.......................................................................... 26

    9.  USE OF EACH YOUNG PERSON’S PLACEMENT PLAN...................................................... 28

    10.  COUNTERING BULLYING........................................................................................... 30

    Measures to be considered..................................................................................... 32

    11.           LOG BOOKS AND STATUTORY RECORDING........................................................... 33

    12.  CONFIDENTIALITY.................................................................................................... 35

    Matters relating to young people............................................................................ 35

    Matters relating to This home................................................................................. 36

    Matters relating to colleagues................................................................................. 36

    13.  ADMINISTRATION OF FINANCE................................................................................. 38

    14.  REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE.................................................................................... 39

    15.  FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES......................................................................... 40

    16.  COUNTERING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SIZE.............................................................. 42

    17.           HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY............................................................................... 43

    General................................................................................................................. 43

    Risk Assessment..................................................................................................... 45

    COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)................................................ 46

    RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).... 47

    18.           ROOM SEARCHES................................................................................................ 49

    19.   SAFEGUARDING POLICY & PROCEDURES................................................................... 50

    Policy........................................................................................................................ 50

    Principles............................................................................................................... 50

    Recruitment and Selection...................................................................................... 51

    Safeguarding Young people and Young People Against Radicalisation and Extremism 51

    PROCEDURES............................................................................................................. 52

    Staff Selection and Vetting...................................................................................... 52

    Barring, Criminal Offences and Staff Suitability........................................................ 52

    Induction and Training............................................................................................ 53

    Staff Conduct......................................................................................................... 53

    Members of staff and volunteers must always;........................................................ 53

    Individual support and maintaining boundaries with young people and young people............................................................................................................................. 54

    Allegations and Suspicions of Abuse - Reporting Concerns........................................ 55

    Concerns regarding employees or volunteers.......................................................... 55

    Receiving A Disclosure............................................................................................ 56

    Use of Camera, Recording Equipment and Mobile Phones........................................ 57

    Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)................................................................ 58

    Responsibilities summary....................................................................................... 58

    Appendix A - Behaviour Management Guidelines........................................................ 59

    Appendix B – Types and Indicators of Abuse................................................................ 61

    Physical abuse........................................................................................................ 61

    Emotional abuse.................................................................................................... 62

    Sexual abuse.......................................................................................................... 62

    Neglect.................................................................................................................. 63

    Organised or multiple abuse................................................................................... 63

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)............................................................................ 63

    Fabricated or induced illness................................................................................... 64

    Young person Sexual Exploitation (CSE)................................................................... 64

    Appendix C – Other definitions................................................................................... 65

    Appendix D – The Prevent Strategy............................................................................. 67

    The Prevent Strategy: Overview and Contact details................................................ 67

    Appendix E – LADO workflow (relevant for This home)................................................ 69

    LADO-ASV Flow Chart for Schools and other Organisations....................................... 69

    Appendix F – reporting workflow................................................................................ 70

    Appendix G - Key Safeguarding Contacts and information............................................ 71

    20.  ARRANGEMENTS FOR REGULATING AND VETTING VISITORS....................................... 72

    21.  HIV, AIDS, HEPATITIS B AND SERIOUS INFECTIONS..................................................... 73

    22.  SAFER RECRUITMENT PRACTICES POLICY................................................................... 76

    23.   THE SUPPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED..................................... 79

    24.   ROSTERING / SHIFT HANDOVERS.............................................................................. 80

    25.   STAFFING POLICY.................................................................................................... 82

    26.   SLEEPING-IN, BED-TIME AND NIGHT SUPERVISION.................................................... 86

    27.  PHYSICAL CONTACT BETWEEN STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE......................................... 87

    28.   SPENDING ONE-TO-ONE TIME ALONE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE..................................... 88

    29.   CARE PRACTICES TOWARDS YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX............................ 90

    30.   NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM MINORITY ETHNIC GROUPS.................................... 95

    31.  PRACTICES IN THE HOME TO COMBAT RACISM.......................................................... 96

    32.  INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ACCEPTABLE USAGE POLICY..... 98

    Internet and email Conditions of Use...................................................................... 98

    Clear Desk and Clear Screen Policy.......................................................................... 99

    Working Off-site..................................................................................................... 99

    Viruses................................................................................................................. 100

    Telephony (Voice) Equipment Conditions of Use.................................................... 100

    Actions upon Termination of Contract................................................................... 100

    33.  DELEGATED AUTHORITY, NOTIFICATIONS AND ON-CALL PROCEDURE........................ 102

    On-call procedure for This home........................................................................... 103

    34.           REVIEWS.......................................................................................................... 105

    35.           DEALING WITH AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE...................................................... 107

    36.     RISK-TAKING......................................................................................................... 109

    37.  DEALING WITH SEXUALITY AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS...................................... 111

    38.   WORKING WITH PARENTS/CARERS......................................................................... 113

    39.   MEDICATION STORAGE AND ADMINISTRATION POLICY........................................... 115

    1.  Introduction and relevant other guidance.......................................................... 115

    2.  Training and competence of staff to administer medication................................ 115

    3.  Signing in/ out of medication............................................................................. 116

    4.  Medication audits............................................................................................. 116

    5.  Changes to medication...................................................................................... 117

    6.  Storage of medication....................................................................................... 117

    7.  Consent and capacity........................................................................................ 117

    8.  Encouraging young people to take medication................................................... 117

    9.  Self-administration of medicines........................................................................ 118

    10.  Administration................................................................................................ 118

    11.  Record Keeping.............................................................................................. 119

    12.  Errors in administration and or recording......................................................... 120

    13.  Disposal of medication.................................................................................... 120

    This home Consent and Agreement for Medication Administration............................ 121

    MEDICATION LIST (EXAMPLE)................................................................................ 123

    40.  FIRST AID POLICY.................................................................................................... 124

    41.   COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE..................................................................................... 126

    42.  SMOKING POLICY AND ALCOHOL POLICY................................................................. 129

    43.           DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY............................................................. 131

    44.           GIFTS POLICY.................................................................................................... 133

    45.           WHISTLE- BLOWING BY STAFF........................................................................... 134

    46.  TRANSPORT POLICY................................................................................................ 136

    47.   Running Away or Missing from Home or Care (RMFHC)........................................... 138

    48.   EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY........................................................................... 140

    Methods.............................................................................................................. 140

    49.     THIS HOME DATA PROTECTION POLICY.................................................................. 143

    50.   YOUNG PEOPLE’S RIGHTS POLICY........................................................................... 145

    51.  E-Safety Policy....................................................................................................... 147

    Context................................................................................................................ 147

    Aims.................................................................................................................... 147

    Supporting our residents to use technology safely.................................................. 147

    Responsibilities of All Staff and Residents.............................................................. 150

    52.  CODE OF CONDUCT (STAFF).................................................................................... 152

    SCHEDULE OF MATTERS RESERVED FOR APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.......... 154

    Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement............................................................................. 156

    Business Ethics Policy................................................................................................... 158

    Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy................................................................................ 163

    Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy................................................................................ 165

    Prevention of Fraud..................................................................................................... 168

    Supplier privacy notice policy....................................................................................... 171

    GDPR: GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION POLICY              173