Tender Ready Continuity and Contingency PlanThe Government recommends that all organisations adopt robust and flexible business continuity management arrangements which will help ensure that the impact of business disruptions are minimised. Children's Residential Social Care and 16-Plus Semi-Independent Accommodation providers are no exception. Tender applications require continuity and contingency plans to be included with your tender submission. The template includes prompted text suggestions for completing the business continuity and contingency plan. The plan is tender ready and also includes the addition of Brexit Contingencies you must consider and include. (Instant Download on Purchase) Suitable for 16 Plus-Semi Independent Providers, Children's Homes and Children's Residential Care Settings.
Why You Need this Checklist?
Avoid unnecessary fines and damage to the reputation of your service!All children's social care services must ensure there is clear and effective instruction on the use of CCTV within your premises and that you comply with the regulatory requirement. If you fail to ensure that you have followed the requirements you could find yourself facing unnecessary fines and business interruption. "Business owners need to be aware of their obligations when dealing with people's personal data and this includes footage from CCTV Cameras." “Being ignorant of the law and the regulator is no excuse; you could end up spending a day in court and receiving a fine, as well as suffering reputational damage to your business. This could all be avoided with some due care and attention.” Head of ICO Enforcement. This detailed checklist will ensure that your Children's Home or Service complies with the above requirements and will ensure that your home has covered all the areas needed when it comes to security and surveillance.
In addition to your safeguarding policy, residential settings will need to consider and mitigate the risks to children, young people and vulnerable adults of criminal and county lines exploitation. Ofsted's Chief Inspector has raised concern that signs are being missed and the possibilities of early intervention reduced as a result. All Ofsted Inspectors have received updated training on the risks of criminal exploitation and county lines and will expect your setting to be risk assessing appropriately. Download your CSE and Child Criminal Exploitation Risk Assessment and Criminal Exploitation Policy and ensure your setting meets the requirements for safeguarding at your next inspection.
All children's residential social care providers, including 16-plus semi-independent accommodation, are required to have a Brexit Policy/Statement for their organisation. Providers must ensure they are carrying out specific government requirements related to employees and young people pre and post Brexit. The Brexit Policy includes the steps you need to take to insure your organisation is Brexit ready and compliant and outlines your organisations Brexit commitments.
Extremism and Radicalisation - What is the differenceRadicalisation is defined as the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism and, in some cases, to then participate in terrorist groups. "Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas” (HM Government Prevent Strategy 2011) This risk assessment will help ensure you have covered the requirements to safeguard your children and young people and put in place any measures needed for their protection. Also Included,
- Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Checklist (Save £60)
- Combatting Extremism Policy (Save £80)
General Data Protection Regulation Toolkit (GDPR)A GDPR Compliance Toolkit to help you fulfil your legal obligations under the new regulation, and provide the documentation you require and guidance to comply with the GDPR. The Toolkit draws heavily on the compliance guidance your business needs and includes ready made templates done-for-you. All files are Microsoft Word or Excel - customise with your organisations name, logo and other details specific to your organisation. NOTE: If you are a member of Onrezume Premium Policy packages this toolkit is already included FREE.
New Safer Recruitment CriteriaComplete for every member of staff in your organisation to ensure you are up to date with the latest safer recruitment requirements. The Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF) brought a tightening up of scrutiny particularly in the area of safeguarding. Coupled with updated requirements in safer recruitment practice this area is being looked at closely in your Inspection process and will form part of the 'limiting judgement'. What this means is that if you are inadequate in the area of protecting children you are likely to be inadequate in the overall experiences and progress of children judgement. This checklist is completely up to date with the new requirements and also what we know Inspectors are scrutinising at this present time. Stay a step ahead with your Inspection requirements. Up to date with the latest legislation and the new Inspection framework which all Inspectors are inspecting under.
Who should use this checklist
- Residential Children's Homes
- Residential Special Schools
- Residential Family Assessment Centres
- Fostering Agencies
- Adoption Agencies
- Any organisation which is inspected by Ofsted and requires staff to be vetted under safer recruitment practice.
- Applicable to Scotland and England.
Safeguarding children is essential in the policy remit of any service working with Children and Young People. This 'Done-for-You' policy covers all the requirements essential to your safeguarding obligations and includes a flowchart of the steps organisations should take when reporting allegations of neglect and/or abuse.
*Bonus Items IncludedTo further support your safeguarding arrangements we have included a 'done for you' Extremism and Radicalisation risk assessment and policy recently updated. (Instant Download)