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Assignment 307 Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task A Short answer questions Ai Identify four key pieces of Legislation and Codes of Practice relating to handling information in social care settings. • Data Protection Act 1998 • Health and Social Care Act 2000 • Employees Policies and Procedures • Freedom of Information Act 2000 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. Confidentiality, by not passing on information to anyone who isn’t involved in the individuals care, you must make sure you have the individuals consent. Protecting personal daily records, making sure that you keep them in a secure place as required by law. Aiii Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely. Explain the potential consequences of handling personal information securely and to follow the legislation and codes of practice. They summarise the main points of legal requirement for handling information; •Data Protection Act 1998 •Freedom of information Act 2000. Aiv Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the different systems used to record information in adult social care settings. By explaining the importance of keeping confidential information such as daily recordings or daily activities in a secure place and not to pass on any information to anyone outside of the individual’s direct team. When using the computer you must make sure when you are accessing the individual personal information that you do not leave it on and go and do something else. Make sure you have an active password that is only known to those that need to know. Task B Guidelines Prepare a set of guidelines to remind social care workers of best practice in
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