Aim and Scope of Policy

The aim of the policy is to ensure that this care service has adequate systems in place to ensure the health, safety and welfare of lone workers as far as is reasonably practicable, including staff working alone in the location premises and in service users’ homes, particularly when visiting their homes outside normal working hours and at night, when providing night care, and when escorting service users outside of their homes.

This policy applies to all employees, permanent or temporary, including any agency, bank staff or visiting professionals employed to provide services on behalf of the care service. The care service will not normally deploy young workers under the age of 18 in lone working roles and would not regard them as “safe to leave”; that is, to work without direct supervision without first gaining substantial experience.

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