This model policy identifies the principles involved in the use of door locks and door locking in a care home. It will require local adaptation because each home will have its own building design and external and internal security measures.

Policy Statement

This policy is written to make clear the policy and procedures followed by this service over the locking of external and internal doors and other lockable facilities. It should be read and used in connection with other policies on: Security, Individual Accommodation, Premises and Grounds Management and Gardens and Outside Areas: Access and Use.

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