Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Task A short answer questions
Ai Identify four key pieces of legislation codes of practice relating to handling information in social care settings.
1,Data Protection Act
2,The Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers
3,The Health and Social Care Act
4,Freedom of Information Act
Aii Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of social care worker in relation to handling information
Confidentially by not handing out information to anyone who isn’t involved in the individuals care you must have the individuals consent before hand & protecting personal daily recordings making sure they are kept in a secure place we are required to by law.
Aiii Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely.
Explain potential consequences of handing personal information securely and to follow the legislation and codes of practice as they all summarized the main points of legal requirements for handling information, THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998, THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000.
Aiv Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to recored information in adult care settings.
By explaining the importance of keeping confidentiality information such as daily recordings or daily activities in a secured place and not to pass on any personal information to anyone outside the team of people who are involved in the individuals care. other ways of recording such as computer files should have passwords.