code of practice

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  • code of practice
    • set standards of practice required from professional care workers when carrying out their day-day tasks.
      • delivered by law
      • policies developed
      • contribute to standards of care provided as they can be monitored to check that they are being implemented
    • should include; cover for sick, responsibilities, quality practice, roles, staff qualities, checklists and applicants
    • purpose of a policy statement- will be present in all settings. they provide a detailed account of the approach the setting will take towards a particular procedure or issue.
    • policies are risen out of codes of practice and are usually specific to each care setting. the framework enables care workers to have the same approach to a task or a procedure. organisations intend to give guidance to staff to promote the best interest in the service users.
    • 5 main components of a policy
      • mission statement
        • many organisastions give examples of policies they have in their mission statement
          • example; cullybackey high school's mission statement is " create oppertunities for success"
      • implementation plan
        • shows how policies should be in place. its important that each policy indicates clearly how it is going to happen and who will take responsibility.
        • important that the policy is continuously reviewed and monitored
          • this is important because of human rights, over all goodhealth, encourages trust and a good realtionship, its up to date.
      • harrassment & bullying
        • this shouldnt happen within the workplace therefore a policy is put in place
          • Harrassment Act 1997 makes criminal offecne to harras another person
      • bullying
        • becoming more common in schools


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