Policy Statement

This policy provides a framework to describe the care provider’s approach to dealing with different emergencies, which threaten the safety and well-being of service users and staff. It is written in line with:

  • the service’s responsibilities under Health and Safety laws

  • local authority responsibilities for emergency and disaster management under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004

  • its registration requirements and regulations

  • any specific requirements made in response to national emergencies such as the Covid -19 outbreak

There are separate policies for the responses needed for different kinds of emergency.

See:

Accident Reporting (Care Homes / Domiciliary Care)

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