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Queercare runs on a system of principles, policies, and protocols.  
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QueerCare uses a system of '''principles''', '''policies''', and '''protocols'''.  
  
Principles outline assumptions, moral guidance, medical evidence and organisational guidance that shape the care we give- these are broad overarching documents, giving the shape of what care should look like in general or in a given area.  
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'''Principles''' are '''broad overarching documents''' that give the '''general shape''' of what work in a given area should look like. Each principle is a '''wide statement''' outlining '''assumptions''', relevant '''evidence''', '''moral''' and '''organisational guidance''', etc.  
  
Policies are based on principles- they describe broadly the desired behaviour of a system of care, and provide guidance on implementing it.  
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For example, a principle for doing support work during the COVID-19 pandemic is, 'It is essential that people feel able to, and are able to, reach out to community support organisations'.
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'''Policies''' are based on principles- they describe broadly the desired behaviour of a system of care, and provide guidance on implementing it.
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For exmple, a policy for doing support work during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the above principle is, 'Support should be provided without needing to have someone's data shared with another organisation (such as a private company, political party, a council, the NHS or the police)'.
  
 
Protocols are ''how to implement policies'', as clear, step by step instructions.
 
Protocols are ''how to implement policies'', as clear, step by step instructions.
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For example, a protocol based on the above policy from the above principle is 'Data Protection for Local Groups Protocol'.

Revision as of 14:17, 7 February 2021

QueerCare uses a system of principles, policies, and protocols.

Principles are broad overarching documents that give the general shape of what work in a given area should look like. Each principle is a wide statement outlining assumptions, relevant evidence, moral and organisational guidance, etc.

For example, a principle for doing support work during the COVID-19 pandemic is, 'It is essential that people feel able to, and are able to, reach out to community support organisations'.

Policies are based on principles- they describe broadly the desired behaviour of a system of care, and provide guidance on implementing it.

For exmple, a policy for doing support work during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the above principle is, 'Support should be provided without needing to have someone's data shared with another organisation (such as a private company, political party, a council, the NHS or the police)'.

Protocols are how to implement policies, as clear, step by step instructions.

For example, a protocol based on the above policy from the above principle is 'Data Protection for Local Groups Protocol'.