29 Understand How to Handle.Information in Social Care Settinga

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Ref 29 Understand how to handle information in social care settings 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in social Care. The data protection act 1998 is a law to ensure the safety of data/information. Anything relating to a person whether true or not is personal information. This law is to protect us from breaches of confidentiality. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a Social care setting. It is important because any breach of personal information without consent is breach of the law data act 1998. Also privacy is very important to people and they don’t want their personal information getting into the wrong hands and being used against them or being a victim of identity theft. 2.1 Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. I would access guidance, information and advice about handling information from speaking to my manger and attending any training and reading the policy and procedures. I would also use the internet to research. 2.2 Outline the actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information. If I had any concerns I would recorded an accurate account of my concerns and report them immediately to my manager, this is included in my duty of care. If any records are electronic these should be password protected with limited access and with regular checks. No one should have access unless they are directly involved in the dare of the resident.
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