Presentation on theme: "Workshop: Reviewing and Implementing Policies Cat Forsyth, Team leader Learning Disability Team, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust."— Presentation transcript:
Workshop: Reviewing and Implementing Policies Cat Forsyth, Team leader Learning Disability Team, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Critiquing Policies Checklist What are your general impressions of the policy? Is it well presented, easily read and understood, jargon-free? Are there any guidance notes to accompany the policy? Is it non-discriminatory? Has it been equality proofed? Does the new policy replace an existing policy? Does it ‘reinvent the wheel’? What was lacking in the last policy? (if appropriate) Who has written / designed the policy? What is the evidence given for the policy and is it valid in your opinion? Is the policy based upon current legislation and/or good practice? How the policy affect pupils / children /service users?
How the policy affect staff / services How many will be affected? Will it mean changes in work practices? Will the effect be a measurable improvement? Is recording and accountability clear in the policy? Is the policy realistic and able to be delivered? How does the policy compare with any model policy or advice or information in publications? Does the policy need to be read in conjunction with other policies? Record or highlight parts of the policy that you can accept Record parts of the policy that you might accept after some alteration or re-wording What further assurances do you need before acceptance (e.g. safeguards for staff)
Note any parts of the policy which would require explanation e.g. to governors. Decide on your LIM (Like Intend, and Must) and what are you prepared to concede? Create a summary plan with your objectives(LIM) Aim for the policy to be jointly agreed, monitored and evaluated and signed off with a review date. The policy should be clearly dated and state any necessary operative dates, timing of review etc. Consider how you will consult with / inform your staff about the proposed changes