Supporting Attendance Toolkit

The Supporting Attendance toolkit will support managers in applying the requirements of the policy and procedure in a fair and consistent manner.

There is a toolkit for each key stage of the policy and procedure and each one contains guidance on how to apply the processes required at various stages and any associated forms. A quick guide flowchart for short and long term absence stages is available here.

Supporting Attendance Forms and Template letters for formal meetings are also available below. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the relevant toolkit before using any of these documents.

Supplementary Guidance on Section 5.7 – Industrial Injury/Disease of the Supporting Attendance Policy & Procedure can be found here

Employee Relations (ER) will also advise and support managers in implementing the policy and procedure.

There are 10 toolkits available and these can be accessed by selecting the relevant links below.

SA01 – Early Support Discussion

SA02 – Sickness Absence Reporting & Contact Form

SA03 – Conducting a Return to Work Discussion

SA04 – Conducting an Attendance Support Meeting

SA05 – Short and Long Term Sickness Absence Stages

SA06 – Management Discretion Procedure

SA07 – Appeals Process

SA08 – Occupational Health Service & Referral Process

SA09 – Ill Health Retirement

SA10 – Redeployment for Capability/Ill Health Grounds

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SA01 (a)_Early Support Discussion Form
Size: 34.35 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA03 (a)_Return to Work Discussion Form
Size: 38.01 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA04 (a)_Attendance Support Meeting Invite
Size: 822.68 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA04 (b)_ Attendance Support Meeting_Pro-forma (1)
Size: 34.41 kb
Date modified: 26-08-2021
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SA05 (a)_Stage 1 FARM Invite Letter_Short Term
Size: 824.31 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA05 (a2)_Stage 2 FARM Invite Letter_Short Term
Size: 829.67 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA05 (b)_Stage 1 and 2 FARM Outcome Letter_Short Term
Size: 832.44 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA05 (b2)_ Stage 1 FARM Outcome Pro-forma_short term (1)
Size: 39.96 kb
Date modified: 30-08-2021
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SA05 (c)_Stage 1 and 2 FARM Invite Letter_Long Term
Size: 829.68 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA05 (d)_Stage 1 and 2 FARM Outcome Letter_Long Term
Size: 819.44 kb
Date modified: 24-06-2021
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SA05 (e)_Stage 3 Capability Invite Letter_Short Term
Size: 830.78 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA05 (f)_Stage 3 Capability Meeting Outcome Letter_Short Term
Size: 818.85 kb
Date modified: 16-06-2021
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SA05 (g)_Stage 3 Capability Invite Letter_Long Term
Size: 830.42 kb
Date modified: 24-08-2021
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SA05 (h)_Stage 3 Capability Meeting Outcome Letter_Long term
Size: 831.61 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA05 (i)_ Stage 3 - Capability case review checklist
Size: 38.47 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA06 (a)_Management Discretion Form
Size: 37.75 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA07 (a)_ Invite to Capability Dismissal appeal
Size: 829.97 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021
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SA07 (b)_ Outcome to Capability Dismissal appeal
Size: 829.66 kb
Date modified: 25-08-2021

Updated on 25th August 2021

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