Policies, plans and reports for adult social care and health

Fair treatment and protection of clients

Equality impact assessment (EqIA) summary reports
Equality impact assessments should be completed for any new policy, or proposed changes to existing policies. Their purpose is to record the impact the policy will have on different groups of people, either positively or negatively.

Safeguarding adults at risk – reports and policies
How we and our partners protect vulnerable adults from abuse or risk of abuse, and where the responsibility lies for reporting and investigating allegations of abuse.

The conveyance of patients policy
How we ensure that people are moved with consideration and dignity when they are taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
What you need to know if you're concerned an adult's freedom is being restricted in their care home or in hospital. And advice for managers or care homes or hospital wards if you feel someone should be deprived of their liberty.

Social care – information about you
We record basic details about our customers and the services we arrange for you. Here you can find out more about how and why we use this information, your rights to look at it and control how it is shared with others.

Fairer Contributions Policy
How we calculate what people should pay towards services according to their means.

Applying to do research in social care
Anyone considering research into social care and health should apply to our Research Approval Panel.

Strategies and plans

Care Act 2014
How the Care Act 2014 affects the way we offer social care in East Sussex

Commissioning Grants Prospectus
A joint approach to investing, offering direct support to local organisations.

Commissioning strategies
Information about what services are needed and how we plan to provide them.

Engagement and Involvement Strategy 2012-2015
Provides a structure for engagement and involvement in Adult Social Care so that it is efficient and effective.

Health and Wellbeing Board
Working to improving health and wellbeing across East Sussex. This page contains the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2013-16.

Integrated Local Area Workforce Strategy (InLAWS) 2011
Provides a vision and plan for workforce developments needed to change adult social care services within the current financial situation.

Portfolio Plans includes cabinet portfolio for Adult Social Care
These plans describe the main direction for our services over a three year period, how we will achieve our priorities, and the main risks and challenges.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
An analysis of health, care and wellbeing needs for adults and children in East Sussex. By assembling a wide range of quantitative and qualitative data, including the views of service users, it supports strategic planning and the commissioning of services.

Annual Reports

Adult Social Care Local Account 2013-2014
An annual report about some of the work we've done over the past year.

Comments, Compliments and Complaints Annual Report
Annual Report from the Adult Social Care Complaints Unit.

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