Scope of Policy

This policy applies to registered care services that provide accommodation and care (personal care and/or nursing care) to people who are at risk of harming themselves or others through, for example, alcohol or substance misuse or through the possession of instruments that if used would endanger their personal safety or the safety of others. This will include services that have users who are subject to Mental Health Act provisions. The policy should be used in relation to others that address risk issues, safeguarding, restrictive practices in terms of articles, goods and services a person is/is not permitted to bring into a home and mental capacity.

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