Assignment 209 Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task A Ai Identify two laws or pieces of legislation that relate to the recording, storage and sharing of information in adult social care settings Legislation and Laws that relate to handling information in social care settings are Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Provides essential standards Aii Explain why it is important to have secure systems in place for recording and storing information in a social care setting It is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting so no data or medical records are lost, stolen or given to someone without authority. Maintaining the rights of individuals as there are legal requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 to keep personal records confidential. It’s important to record, store and share information securely to protect confidentiality and safeguard vulnerable adults. It’s important to keep legible, accurate, and up to date records and it’s also extremely important to have secure information systems to ensure necessary safeguards and appropriate use of personal information, with issues relating to Human Rights and confidentiality as part of duty of care. Task B To get information and advice about handling information you can go speak to your manager or senior colleague.
DPA says that service user information must be confidential and can only be accessed with their consent. Service users must know what records are being kept and why the data is kept. Freedom of Information Act 2000: The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals the right to ask organisations all the information they have about them… There are some that might be withheld to protect various interest which if that is the case, the individual must be aware of it. Information about individuals will be handled under the Data Protection Act. General Social Care Council (GSCC) Codes of Practice: These set out the standards of practice that everyone who works in social care should meet.
The data protection act 1988 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. It is the law to document and record information and it should be done to comply with legislation. Organisations must have measures in place to make sure all individuals personal information is not unlawfully processed, lost or destroyed. All information is to be kept up to date and accurate and stored securely in a locked cupboard or computer with passwords so only certified people
Held securely and remain confidential. It is the same for other records that are needed to protect the service users safety and wellbeing. * Freedom of Information Act 2000 – It provided pubic access to information held by pubil authorities. It does this in two ways: Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. * The General Social Care Council (GSCC) ‘Codes of Practice’ – 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
Unit 4222-209 Handle information in health and social care Settings Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and social care settings 1. Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care The right to confidentiality is guaranteed by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data protection Act 1998 sets out eight principles which are in essence a code of good practice for processing personal data. The data must be • Fairly and lawfully processed • Processed for limited purposes • Adequate, relevant and not excessive • Accurate • Not kept for longer than necessary • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights • Kept secure • Not transferred to countries without adequate protection Your workplace policies and procedures will be based around those principles. The Human Rights Act 1998 details the right to a private life.
It also helps agencies to work together in the future to try and prevent similar things happening again. A report will be written and made public so that people know what has been recommended. The DCSF sets out procedures that should be followed when reviewing a serious case. The duty that a setting has to safeguard its children, staff, parent’s/ carers and support its community in their inspection processes is paramount, this means that recommendations within serious case reviews offer the opportunity to examine current practice, what's happening and how it happens, within the setting and externally with other organisations/agencies/service providers. Through this, practitioners can pass on information via their meeting agendas or promotion of their open door policy for raising concerns about practice or that anyone feels has the potential to contribute to or cause children's vulnerability.
It is important that I have a secure system for recording and storing of information in a health and social care setting, as I am providing a duty of care to my clients. I must make sure that no one can access others information and records apart from persons who have the authorisation to do so, otherwise it may fall into the wrong hands and be used against them by carrying out fraudulent activity. It is imperative for the care worker to abide by the policies of confidentiality and follow the legislation of the Data Protection Act 1998. 2.1 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security? I could use a manual security storage system which could be files, records paperwork
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. 2 marks Ai - The Data Protection Act 1998 established principles for managing electronic and paper held client records also gives individuals right of access to info. held about them on computers and allows personal data to be disclosed to certain parties when essential - The Access to Health Records Act 1990 provides anyone over 16 to see their health records unless there are compelling reasons to deny access. Aii - To ensure the necessary safeguards and appropriate uses of personal information are in place. such as issues relating to human rights, the duty of confidentiality as part of duty of care, accuracy.
To ensure safety, security and well-being of individuals, so information is accurate, unaltered and readily available only to those authorised to access it, legal requirement to storeinformation securely. | Outcome 2 Know how to access support for handling information in social care settings 2.1 Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. Consult, seek permission from co-workers, managers, experts, the individuals or theirnext of kin, ensuring training in information handling is up-to-date, adhering to policies and procedures of organisation and legislativerequirements. | 2.2 Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information. Lines of reporting - authority and providing a record of concerns,
|Unit 1: PWCS 21 Principles of communication | Introduction The aim of this workbook is to allow you to present evidence for the criteria listed below. Your assessor will ask you to consider your job role and experience in your workplace to answer the questions contained within this assignment. Your assessor will assess your answers and provide you with feedback. Unit Summary This unit will you with an understanding of the effects of communication on all aspects of adult social care. The unit examines the importance of understanding an individual’s preferred method of communication, when working with users of social care services and the need to observe reactions in order to support the communication cycle.