Sickness Absence Policy


An easy to read, engaging and comprehensive policy outlining your organisation’s approach to sickness, in line with statutory obligations.


Sickness Absence Policy

An easy to read, user-friendly policy aimed at safeguarding service users and staff in relation to sickness.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

This document has been significantly updated in accordance with legal requirements covering sickness.

This comprehensive policy covers:

  • Procedure
  • Certification of illness
  • Return to work interview
  • Absence review procedure
  • Welfare meeting
  • Disciplinary action
  • Long term sickness
  • Equality Act 2010

Length: 8 pages

Date reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” and replace with your own organisation’s name and details.

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