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Practice Guidelines on: Leaving Care and Aftercare Support

Social Services Inspectorate Practice guidelines on leaving residential care Section 45 of the Child Care Act 1991 sets out general powers that health boards have to support young people when leaving care. Whilst the statutory legislation does not place a ...

Practice Guidelines on: Children's Consultation

Social Services Inspectorate Practice guidelines on consultation with children in residential care The Social Services Inspectorate are aware of health board’s, and other providers of children’s residential services, commitment to listening to young peopl ...

Practice Guidelines on: Children's Access to Information

Social Services Inspectorate Practice guidelines on children's access to information The Social Services Inspectorate, in the course of carrying out inspections of children’s residential centres, has observed policies and practice about what informat ...

Consulting with Children with Disabilities as Service Users: Practical and Methodological Considerations

Social Services Inspectorate and Children's Research Centre ACCESS TO SERVICES, CHILD, CHILD IN CARE, DISABILITY, GOOD PRACTICE, RESIDENTIAL CARE This project was undertaken in response to a request from the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) to unde ...

Best Practice Guidelines in the Use of Physical Restraint (Child Care: Residential Units)

Special Residential Services Board Steering Group Physical restraint, Tesidential unit, Nursing home These guidelines arise out of a recognition that there was a need to develop ‘Best Practice Guidelines in the use of Physical Restraint’ that are specific ...

Guidance note on Behaviour Management

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) BEHAVIOUR, CHILD IN CARE, GOOD PRACTICE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, SAFETY, WELLBEING This guidance note has been developed for all children’s residential centres. It does not provide advice on dealing with particula ...

Practice Guidelines on: Responding to Unauthorised Absences

Social Services Inspectorate Policies and procedures to follow when a child is absent without permission from residential centres The majority of children’s residential centres have written policies and procedures for staff to follow when a child is absen ...

Practice Guidelines on Safeguarding and Child Protection in Children's Residential Centres

Social Services Inspectorate Child safety in residential care Social Services Inspectorate developed practice guidelines for use by service providers in relation to a number of issues in 2001. These included children’s rights and safeguarding and child pr ...

Guidance for the Health Service Executive for the Review of Serious Incidents, including Deaths of Children in Care

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) CHILD, CHILD IN CARE, GOOD PRACTICE, MORTALITY Currently in Ireland, there is no national standard or unified or systematic way of completing reviews of serious incidents including deaths of children in the ...

Your Right to Know: Guide to the Registration and Inspection of Residential Care Settings for Older People

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Older people in residential care Guide to the registration and inspection of residential care settings for older people. Guidance HIQA Guidance http://www.hiqa.ie/system/files/Res_Care_Standards_Older_People ...

Your Guide to the National Quality Standards: Residential Services for People with Disabilities

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE Under the Health Act 2007, all residential services for people with disabilities must be registered with the Health Information and Quality Authorit ...

Easy to Read Guide to the National Quality Standards: Residential Services for People with Disabilities

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Residential services, Disability Under the Health Act 2007, all residential services for people with disability must be registereg with the Health Information and Quality Authority. This easy to read guide o ...

A Guide to the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standard, Guidance, Healthcare, Social care service, Prevention, Control, Healthcare associated infections Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) are infections, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcu ...

Fuel Poverty Action Guide

National Energy Action (NEA) BUDGET, COST, FUEL POVERTY, INSULATION, ENERGY BILL, HEATING, ENERGY EFFICIENCY This guide forms part of the European Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Study (EPEE). This guide is designed to be a practical and easy-to-use do ...

Equality Impact Assessment: How to Reduce the Risk of Seasonal Excess Deaths Systematically in Vulnerable Older People to Impact at Population Level

Smithies, J., Health Inequalities National Support Team CLIMATE, CLIMATE CHANGE, FUEL POVERTY, MORTALITY, OLDER PEOPLE, VULNERABLE GROUP, WELLBEING This 'how to' guide is part of a resource pack 'redoubling efforts to achieve the 2010 natio ...

Promoting breastfeeding for mothers returning to work: a guide for employers

This booklet is the third in a series of Work Well guides aimed at promoting health in the workplace. It outlines to employers the business benefits of encouraging mothers to continue breastfeeding on return to work, the health benefits of breastfeeding f ...

Promoting physical activity at work: A guide for employers

This booklet is the second in a series of short guides aimed at promoting health in the workplace. It outlines to employers the benefits of promoting physical activity at work, how workplaces can be active places through simple activities and changes, wha ...

Talking about solvents

A guide for parents on discussing solvents with their teenagers Public Health Agency Substance misuse A guide for parents on discussing solvents with their teenagers Guidance Other Guidance http://www.publichealthagency.org/sites/default/files/Talking%20a ...

Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) The advice in the NICE guideli ...

Quitting Smoking in Pregnancy and Following Childbirth (PH 26)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guidance on how to stop smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibil ...