Sharing of Documents, Policies & Templates relevant to HIQA Inspections

 

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has made available information for service providers and persons participating in the management of centres regarding the regulation designated centres for persons (adult and children) with disabilities.

Click on the links below to access the information provided:

Additional guidance issued by HIQA:

Further information is available on the HIQA website at http://www.hiqa.ie/resource-centre/care-providers/general-information-providers. A set of FAQ's can be found at the following link: www.hiqa.ie/system/files/FAQ-Disability-Residential-Services.pdf
 

Policies made available by member organisations for information purposes only: 

The Quality & Standards Sub Committee, in order to be of some assistance, has agreed to share some examples of templates and policies that the National Federation member organisations have been working on this website, and these are provided below.

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:
• Statements of Purpose
• Guidelines for Service Users
• Service Contracts issued to Residents
• Examples of any of the policy documents listed in the Draft Regulations Document.

The following examples have been provided: 


Theme 1 (Individual Supports and Care)

Access to Education Training & Development for Adults in Residential Centres (policy from COPE)

Clients Private Property (PPP) standards and Guidelines (policy from COPE) 

Complaints Policy and Procedure for people supported by COPE Foundation Rights and Responsibilities at COPE (policy from COPE) 

Complaints Policy and Procedure Easy to Read Version (policy from COPE) 

Education Policy for Children in short breaks Care (policy from COPE) 

Guidelines for the prevention of use of Restrictive Interventions (policy from COPE) 

Policy on Communication on people we support Rights and Responsibilities (policy from COPE) 

Policy on Personal & Intimate Care (policy from COPE) 

Individual Planning (policy from Western Care)

Communication Policy (policy from Western Care)

Policy Guidelines for the Development of Natural Supports and Volunteer Networks (policy from Western Care)

Personal Intimate Care (policy from Western Care)

Intimate Care Policy (policy from KARE)

Complaints Policy Revision (policy from Daughters of Charity)

Managing Complaints Policy (policy from KARE)

Managing Complaints Policy Easy to Read (policy from KARE)

Rights of Children and Adults using services (policy from Western Care)

Guidelines for working in partnership with families (policy from KARE)

Matters relating to Sexuality Policy (policy from KARE)

Service users and the Law (policy from KARE)

Template Residents Guide (Western Care Association)

Easy to read version of Personal & Intimate Care (policy from COPE)


Theme 2 - Effective Services

Vistors Policy and Guidelines (policy from COPE)

Admission Transition and Discharge Policy (policy from COPE)

Contract of Care Policy (policy from COPE)


Theme 3 - Safe Services

Case Conference Guidelines (policy from COPE) 

Child Safety and Welfare Policy and Guidelines  (policy from COPE) 

CCTV Policy and Guidelines (policy from COPE) 

Managing Service Users Monies Properties Policy (policy from KARE)

Regulations for Service User's Monies (policy from Western Care)

Risk Management Policy   (policy from Daughters of Charity)

Risk Management Policy (policy from Western Care)

Risk Management Policy (policy from COPE) 

Managing Organisational Risk Policy (policy from KARE)

Challenging Behaviour Risk Assessment Tool (policy from Daughters of Charity)

Safeguarding Adults we support who are unable to protect themselves from abuse (policy from COPE) 

Supporting people with Challenging Behaviour policy (policy from KARE)

Listening and Responding to People who Challenge (policy from Western Care)

Incident Reporting Policy_ PDF  (policy from Daughters of Charity)

Managing Health Safety Policy (policy from KARE)

Managing Organisational Risk Policy (policy from KARE)

Protecting Service Users (policy from KARE)

Policy & Guidelines on provision of Behavioural Support (policy from COPE) 

Policy & Procedures on Missing Persons (policy from COPE) 

Policy for Prevention of use of Restrictive Interventions (policy from COPE) 

Safety Statement Part 1 – Corporate General Reference Information (policy from COPE) 

Safety Statement Part 2 – safety policies (policy from COPE) 

Supporting people with Dementia Policy (policy from KARE)

Supporting people with Dementia Policy - Easy to Read (policy from KARE)

 

Theme 4  - Health and Development

Food and nutrition policy (policy from Western Care)

Enabling People to Enjoy Best Health (policy from Western Care)

HSE Cork and Kerry Guidelines on Infection Prevention & Control (policy from COPE) 

Medication Policy and Procedure (policy from Western Care)

Policy & Procedures on Administration of Medication (policy from COPE) 

Nutrition & Hydration Policy (policy from COPE) 

Safe Administration of Medication (SAM) Policy (policy from KARE)

Infection Control Guidelines (policy from Western Care)

 

Theme 5 - Use of Information 

Easy to read version of Information Policy (policy from COPE)

Policy on Provision of Information to People we Support (policy from COPE)

Records Management Policy (policy from COPE)



Theme 6 - Use of Resources



Theme 7 - Responsive Workforce

Garda Vetting for existing employees of COPE Foundation 

Recruitment Policy & Procedures  (policy from COPE)

Recruitment and Selection Policy (policy from KARE)

Staff Training and Development Policy (policy fom KARE)

Staff Training and Development (policy from COPE) 

 

Theme  8 - Leadership, Governance & Management

Data Protection Policy (policy from COPE) 

 

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 NFVB does not recommend one policy over another but is facilitating member organisations to share resources.

 

 

 

 


 

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