A procedure defines the agreed action that must be taken by staff in carrying out departmental activities and responsibilities. These activities will relate to departmental policy, statute, or financial regulations.
Departmental procedures produced by Hampshire County Council's Adult Services department are published on Hantsweb in order to make them accessible to the staff of these departments and to members of the public.
All managers in the Adult Services Department receive electronic links to new procedures via email. It is the responsibility of managers to make sure that all staff are able to access procedures (via online access or by printing off paper copies for them). Managers of units should ensure they print out and retain all relevant procedures to meet registration and inspection requirements. New procedures are publicised to staff on the Council's Intranet and in staff Team Briefings.
Adult Services staff will follow Corporate Health and Safety policies. In the event of staff requiring service specific guidance, please refer to the departmental Health & Safety pages. Links to departmental policies and other advice can be found in the ‘downloadable forms’ section.