Schedule 5 Policies

Policies to be maintained in Designated Centres

In 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.

 

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

Policy from St. Michael's House
Policy from Western Care
Accessing KARE's Adult Supports (KARE)
Leaving KARE's Adult Supports (KARE)


3. Incidents where a resident goes missing.

Policy from KARE    
 

4. Provision of personal intimate care.

Policy from KARE   
Policy from KPFA
Policy from Western Care
Intimate Care Policy (SMH) 

5. Provision of behavioural support.   

Policy from KARE     
Policy from KPFA
Policy from Daughters of Charity 

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

Restraint Restrictive Practices Policy (KARE)
Policy from SOS - Retrictive Practices Policy

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

Policy from Western Care


8. Communication with residents.

Communication Policy March 2016 - Easy to Read (St. Michael's House)
Policy from Western Care
Policy from Western Care (listening and responding)
Total Communication Policy (KARE) 
 

9. Visitors.

Policy from Carriglea
Policy from Western Care
Visitors to people living in KARE houses (KARE)

10. Recruitment, selection and Garda vetting of staff.

Policy from Western Care (Inclusive Recruitment)

11. Staff training and development.

Policy from Ability West 
Policy from Western Care

12. Monitoring and documentation of nutritional intake

Policy from Waterford Intellectual Disability Association
Policy from KARE 
Policy from Western Care
Policy (children) from Western Care 

13. Provision of information to residents.

Policy from Waterford Intellectual Disability Association.
Policy from Western Care
Policy provision of information (SMH)

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

Policy from Western Care
P
olicy from SOS - Easy Read Data Protection

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

Policy from Gheel 
Policy from Kare 
Policy from Western Care (organisational)
Policy from Western Care (department)
Policy from Western Care (infection control)
Food Safety Guidelines (KARE) 
 

16. Risk management and emergency planning.  

Policy from Gheel
Policy from Gheel   
Policy from KPFA
Policy from Western Care
Policy from Western Care (Emergency Procedure)
Policy from Western Care (Risk Register)
Fire Safety Policy (KARE)
Fire Safety Guidelines (Western Care)
Risk Management (KARE) 
Safety Statement (SMH) 
P
olicy from SOS 

17. Medication management.

Policy from SOS

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

Policy from Kare 
Policy from SOS 
Easy Read Complaint Policy - SOS

 

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

Policy from Western Care
 

20. Access to education, training and development.

Easy to Read Policy from St. Michael's House 
Policy from Western Care
 

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

Policy from Carriglea
Policy from Western Care
Use of CCTV and Monitors Policy (KARE) 

 

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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