Our Adult Policies, Procedures and Practice (APPP) portals are online versions of the traditional paper-based policies and procedures manual, with additional resources. We provide APPP sites for different customers, so scroll down for more information or click on the buttons below to jump to a dedicated page:
As we know that each organisation has different needs, local targets and drivers, we offer different APPP portal models which all use our specialised and attractive website layout.
Customised Portal – if you do not have current policies and procedures, our template APPP provides comprehensive and up to date chapter content. We combine your local content with our chapters, to create a site which is bespoke to you.
Format and Review Portal – if you have existing policies and procedures, we format them into our site, review and provide feedback on these. Chapters from our template APPP can be added if required.
Essentials Portal – this option uses our template suite of chapters for ASC in a branded website, but with no opportunity for localisation of main chapters. There is a local documents area where customers can upload their own information. PPP keep the main chapters content updated from a national perspective.
Consortium Portals – created specifically for multi-agency Safeguarding Adult Boards to share content between consortium members
Our development and delivery process begins with getting an understanding of your organisation’s requirements. We start where you are and develop the site and content in a timeframe to suit you. Our meetings are usually conducted online.
|1. Demonstration meeting||No strings attached, no cost meeting to demonstrate our sites, discuss local issues and strategic requirements.|
|2. Contract agreed and APPP model specified.|
|3. Scoping meeting||Understand local drivers, targets, workstreams and specific time constraints.
Draft content and structure of chapters agreed.
Timescales for development and delivery agreed.
|4. Development of content||Customised Model
PPP provides content for customer to review, sign off and return by agreed date.
PPP reviews local content for consistency.
Content combined and formatted to customer’s individual APPP site.
|Format and Review
Customer provides existing content by agreed date.
PPP reviews, provides feedback and suggests additional content.
All content formatted to customer’s individual APPP site.
PPP send customer an APPP portal localised with their logo and corporate colour, along with guidance for uploading own documents into Local Documents area.
|5. Go live||For Customised and Format and Review contracts, PPP delivers live APPP site by agreed date.|
|6. Launch||Launches raise the profile of the APPP, embedding it into daily practice so that customers derive maximum benefit.
These can be conducted via Teams to multiple staff. PPP tailors the launch to local needs.
|7. Developing and embedding in practice||For Customised and Format and Review contracts we continue to work alongside customers to develop the site content and functions to meet local needs, including continuing to work jointly to embed the site into front line practice. For Essential contracts, we regularly update sites as a result of changes to legislation and national guidance etc.|
|8. Ongoing updates||Following the first edition of the APPP version, PPP send out suggested changes to existing chapters and new chapters as a result of changes to best practice guidance etc, once in year one and twice in subsequent years. Changes to legislation and statutory guidance will be done as soon as possible. Customers can send their local information for upload at any time. For Essential contracts, PPP regularly updates the portal.|