209 Understandhow to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

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Assignment 209 Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task A – Short Answer Questions Ai Identify two laws or pieces of legislation that relate to the recording, storage and sharing of information in an adult social care setting. The Data Protection Act 1998 The Freedom of Information Act 2000 Aii Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. All information is to be kept up to date and accurate and stored securely in locked cupboard or with passwords so only certified people can access it. Information is only to be used for a specific purposed concerning to the individual. This is to protect the individual human rights to privacy and confidentiality. Task B Information leaflet A new person will be working with you in an adult social care setting. You are required to produce an information sheet for the person to help with information handling. The information sheet should: Bi describe where to get information and advice about handling information We can gather information and advice about handling information from senior member of staff or Managers who have the experience and knowledge to help us especially a new member of staff and we also have companies policies and procedures guidelines to follow. Websites are also a good tool to use for guidance about handling information such as www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act Bii explain what a social care worker should do if they have worries over recording, storing or sharing information A social care worker would put their concerns in writing and be clear about dates and times and what steps you took and any responses you have had. You would first talk to your senior or manager. If not dealt with then you would go to the next person in charge. You may also involve the
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