Once something is written down or entered into a computer, it becomes a permanent record. For this reason, you must be very careful what you do with any files, charts, notes or any other written records. They must always be stored somewhere locked and safe. You should never take people’s personal files outside of your work premises if you work in a residential or hospital setting. Records that are kept on computers must also be kept and protected.
Records should be kept secure and not accessible by anyone other than authorised persons. As well as the Data Protection act there are professional codes of practice which are inspected and regulated by the General Social Care Council and the Quality Care Commission. 2.1 Locked drawers or cupboards. Password protected computers / files . Access given to people who really do need to know.
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.
In relation to the legislation the code of practice states. 2.3 respecting confidential information and clearly explaining agency policies about confidentiality to service users and carers. 5.3 must not abuse the trust of service users and carers or the access you have to personal information about them or their property. Home or workplace. 6.1 meeting relevant standards of practice and working in a lawful.
Students on placement in the nursery are advised of our confidentiality policy and required to respect it. • Is the information up to date and correct. Any concerns and evidence relating to a child's safety are kept in a secure, confidential file and are shared with people on a "need-to-know" basis. If, however, a child is considered at risk, our safeguarding children policy will override confidentiality. (for example if a child's accident form or medical treatment form, is needed to be
Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings. 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice and relate to handling information in heath and social care. The Data Protection Act 1998 is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. In health and social care many policies and procedures are based on the principles of the Data Protection Act to ensure that client details remain confidential.
Assignment 209 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 a locked cupboard or computer with passwords so only certified people can access it.
UNIT 16 : UNDERSTANDING HOW TO HANDLE INFORMATION IN A SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS. 1.1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. * The Data Protection Act 1998 * The Health and Social Care Act 2008 * The Freedom of Information Act 2000 1.1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care is so that all information is kept safe from anyone that is not authorized to see it, this should be done by using a locked cabinet for example. Passing information to unauthorised people could lead to disciplinary action.
When you write in daily care plan make sure the folder is closed and not left open. Health and social care act 2008 – Requires us to publish a code that sets out the practice. We will follow this practice in obtaining, handling, using and disclosing confidential personal information. Aii Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of a social care worker in relation to handling information. It is important to follow the codes of practice in everything you do in your day to day work.
Confidentiality Confidentiality is linked in with data protection, information will not be shared unless consent is given and will be kept safe and secure. Any breach of this information will lead to a disciplinary meeting.