Professionals and Practitioners

Adult Services departmental procedures

Date published/updated list of procedures

Adult Services Health and Safety procedures have been withdrawn, pending a Corporate review of departmental policies. If you have any queries, please contact Adult Services


  • 14/11 Food Safety Management System  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 392kB - updated February 2015
    14/11 procedure title page Microsoft Word 108kb
    Food safety legislation requires all food business to have in place a food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points). This procedure is for use in residential, nursing or day care centres

  • 16/14 Fire Safety Management (Part 1 – Residential/Nursing Units) Microsoft Word 125kB updated January 2015
    This procedure describes the Department’s requirements in relation to fire safety management in residential Units where there is sleeping accommodation for vulnerable adults and explains the responsibilities managers have for ensuring the organisation of adequate fire safety management including risk assessment, fire precautions, evacuation and emergency planning.

  • 03/13 Infection Control in Provider Services and Community Settings Microsoft Word 621kB - updated January 2015
    This procedure sets out the Department’s requirements in relation to infection control and gives guidance to staff about how they can put the infection control measures in place in the workplace and guidance on specific precautions to take if an outbreak of infection occurs.




  • 08/12 Contributions - Paying for non-residential care - this procedure is in the process of being updated

  • 06/12 Social Care Practice Manual: Governance and Maintenance - this procedure is in the process of being updated







  • Premises management - alcohol and entertainment licences
    This procedure advises Unit Managers of the requirements which must be met when proposing to sell alcohol or provide public entertainment on Adult Services premises.

  • Use of Adult Services premises by other organisations
    The objective of this procedure is to set out the basis on which the department’s premises may be used by other organisations and to ensure that all health and safety and other statutory and financial regulations are observed. This procedure applies to all Adult Services residential and day care units. Additional conditions may apply in leased premises.

  • Furniture and equipment - acquisition, repair and maintenance
    The objective of this procedure is to set out the County Council’s and Social Services Departments requirements for the purchase, repair and maintenance of furniture and equipment. This procedure applies to all operational units and office bases. This procedure does not apply to voice / data or other information technology equipment. See Procedure 28/03.

  • Unplanned referral protocols for short stay services (adult learning disability)
    To ensure that all staff involved in making or receiving unplanned admissions to in-house short stay services (Adult Learning Disabilities) are clear of the process both prior to and during the admission.


  • Premises - closure
    The objective of this procedure is to define the respective roles and responsibilities of staff in the Social Services and other Departments relating to the closure of establishments. This procedure does not cover issues relating to residents or staff, nor does it cover offices which are the responsibility of Property Services.