Sharing of Policies which need to be maintained by Service Providers in a Designated Centre

PoIn order to share resources the Quality & Standards Sub Committee has agreed to share some examples of policies that are to be maintained by service providers in designated centres under Schedule 5 of the Health Care Act. 

Policies made available by member organisations for information purposes only.  Please click on the links: 
 

1. The prevention, detection and response to abuse, including reporting of concerns and/or allegations of abuse to statutory agencies.

Policy from St. Michael's House January 2016 (adults) 
Policy from St. Michael's House January 2016 (children) 
Policy from Moorehaven

2. Admissions, including transfers, discharge and the temporary absence of residents.

Policy from St. Michael's House
P
olicy from Moorehaven

3. Incidents where a resident goes missing.

Policy from KARE

4. Provision of personal intimate care.

Policy from Moorehaven

Policy from KARE

5. Provision of behavioural support.

Policy from Moorehaven

Policy from KARE

6. The use of restrictive procedures and physical, chemical and environmental restraint.

Policy from Moorehaven

7. Residents’ personal property, personal finances and possessions.

Policy from Moorehaven 

8. Communication with residents.

Communication Policy March 2016 - Easy to Read (St. Michael's House)
Provision of Information Policy April 2017 (St. Michael's House) 

9. Visitors.

Policy from Moorehaven

10. Recruitment, selection and Garda vetting of staff.

Policy from Moorehaven

11. Staff training and development.

Policy from Ability West - Rev 2
Policy from Ability West - Rev 8 

12. Monitoring and documentation of nutritional intake.

Policy from Waterford Intellectual Disability Association
Policy from Ability West - Diet and wellbeing 
Policy from Ability West  - Nutrition for Service Users
Policy from Moorehaven - Healthy Eating safe food. 
Policy from Moorehaven - Nutritional policy
Policy from KARE 

13. Provision of information to residents.

Policy from Waterford Intellectual Disability Association
Policy from Moorehaven.
 

14. The creation of, access to, retention of, maintenance of and destruction of records.

Policy from St. Michael's House 
Policy from Moorehaven

15. Health and safety, including food safety, of residents, staff and visitors.

Policy from Gheel - food safety
Policy from Gheel 
Policy from Kare 

16. Risk management and emergency planning.

Policy from Moorehaven

Policy from Gheel

Policy from Gheel 

17. Medication management.

Policy from Moorehaven

Policy from KARE

18. The handling and investigation of complaints from any person about any aspects of service, care, support and treatment provided in, or on behalf ofa designated centre.

Policy from Moorehaven 
Policy from Moorehaven - Easy to Read
Policy from Kare 

19. Education policy which complies with relevant legislation in respect of the education needs of children with disabilities (in centres where children reside). 

 

20. Access to education, training and development.

Easy to Read Policy from St. Michael's House 
Policy from Moorehaven

21. CCTV (in designated centres where CCTV systems are in use).

 

If you have any further examples of the following that you would be willing to share please email mary.barrett@fedvol.ie and we will post them on the National Federation website

Please note:
The documents submitted here have been generously made available by member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies as a resource and aid.  These have been developed by each of the respective organisations in response to their unique vision, ethos and priorities and should be read as such.  They have been approved within that organisations structures and the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies does not recommend one policy over another but is facilitating member organisations to share resources.

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