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Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) Sites

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Product Description

The APPP site is an online version of the traditional paper-based policies and procedures manual.

We have standard APPP sites for adult social care, Safeguarding Adults Boards and adult care providers, written specifically to reflect the Care Act 2014, the Care and Support Statutory Guidance 2014 and the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards and key lines of enquiry. Features include:

  • recognisable branding by using customer’s corporate colour and logo;
  • links to all our Resources;
  • an automatic update alert to all registered front line staff and managers;
  • Google Analytics function, which allows you to monitor staff usage of the APPP site;
  • an email / newsletter facility to communicate APPP site news to your staff;
  • document store for local leaflets and forms, directly managed by you;
  • adapts to smart phone and tablet technology, enabling it to be used by staff who work remotely or require information during home visits;
  • for adult social care and provider customers specific chapters and sections can be linked directly to electronic recording systems.

Dependent on the needs of your organisation, we will either work with you to customise the standard APPP site to reflect your local area and practices, or you can use it as an off-the-peg version.

For fully customised APPPs. there is also a facility to link all your IT websites on one page, linking your council website, information and advice services, community directories, e-market places, intranet, social care recording systems and the APPP site in one easy-to-find place for your staff.

The standard APPP site structures are very flexible and can grow and adapt to include local or nation practice guidance; bringing policy and practice together into one single point of contact for staff.

See also Customer Benefits for more information about advantages of the APPP site. It is the go-to resource for all the tools needed by the adult care sector to support safe and consistent practice.

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An APPP site can be purchased alone, or with a complimentary service from Policy Partners Project (see Other Services).

APPP Site Development Process

Off the peg APPPs can be available within one week.

For customised APPPs the process for the development and delivery of APPP site is split into a number of different stages:

Stage Detail
1. Project planning Capture local drivers, targets and workstreams; agree content and structure of chapters; agree timeframes.
2. Development of content PPP provides all content for customer to review, sign off and return; PPP reviews received content for consistency and formats to customer’s individual APPP site.
3. Go live PPP delivers live online APPP site.
4. Launch The launch is part of the vital drive to publicise it to staff, and the beginning of linking the APPP site to daily practice. Launch can be to individual staff in computer suites or offices and / or as part of formal presentation to managers and senior staff. PPP tailors the launch to local needs.
5. Developing and embedding in practice  In order to ensure that the APPP remains current our plan formalises the process of review to support you in capturing future change. The completed plan will be used to inform the updating of the APPP
6. Ongoing APPP site revision Following the first operational version, there is one further revision in year one and twice in each following year. This is the opportunity for both parties to revise content, structure and functions from a local and national perspective.

Customer Queries

If you have any queries about the APPP site or any of our other products, please Contact Us.