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Establishing a whole school food policy

This guide has been written to help your school develop, write and implement a whole school food policy. It is designed to be easy to follow and based firmly in the context of real school life. This resource was originally developed and produced by the He ...

Notifiable Events: What the Provider Needs to Know

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Guidelines on the obligations of providers of residential care to older people The Health Information and Quality Authority’s Social Services Inspectorate (SSI), referred to in the Health Act 2007 as the Off ...

Fit-person Entry Programme

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) ADVOCACY, HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, NURSING HOME, OLDER PEOPLE, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE The Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority) was established under ...

Code of Conduct: For Staff Conducting Statutory Inspections, Investigations and Reviews

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, QUALITY STANDARD A key function of the Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority), relates to the conduct of inspections, investigations and rev ...

Compliance with Relevant Legislation: Guidance for Providers on Compliance

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, LEGISLATION, QUALITY STANDARD, RESIDENTIAL CARE, SAFETY This guide sets out how HIQA's Social Service Inspectorate (SSI) intends to use its enforcement powers under ...

Inspection: Are You Ready for Your Inspection?

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT, QUALITY STANDARD, SOCIAL CARE This guide outlines HIQA's inspection process and explains what the service provider can expect before, during and after an inspection ...

Registration: A Guide to Your Registration

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Guidelines for registrating health service providers This guide leads service providers, through the registration process, and informs them of theirresponsibilities in relation to the registration of a desig ...

Developing a Leaving and Aftercare Policy

The Youth Homelessness Strategy Monitoring Committee AFTERCARE, HOMELESS PEOPLE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, YOUNG PEOPLE The Youth Homelessness Strategy (YHS), was launched as Government policy in October 2001. The development of a leaving and aftercare policy is ...

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 ...