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.
Handle information in Health and Social Care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in Health and Social care settings 1.1 Identify what legislation relates to recording, storing and sharing information in health and social care settings. Information that is given to employer/manager is all subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, which covers medical records, social service records, credit information, local authority information and many more. Anything relating to a person, whether fact or opinion, is personal data. Anyone processing personal data must comply with the either enforceable principles of good practice laid down in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 4. Health and Social Care Act 2000 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of a social care worker in relation to handling information. Protecting personal records is required by law, this can be established by locking them away in a secure place. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and can only be divulged with the explicit consent of the individual to authorities or organizations involved in the individual’s care. Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely.
Data protection Act demands that all data collected can only be accessed with the client consent, also the client has the right to know what information you have collect has well, they also have the right to ask if there is any information that you have collect, that they don’t already know this the freedom of information Act 2000, Explain why it is so important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. Well for first off it is the law, the people that we are caring for are individual and have the right to have personal data securely sorted away, only people that need to have the information should be able to get this information it protect their confidentiality and it will protect from unauthorised viewing, passing on private information can fringe their safety. OUTCOME 2: Know how to access support for handling information in social care settings. 1.1) Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. Has soon as you start training they will tell you where and when to get information, again it on a need to know bases, as care you do need to know everything, the main things you need to know are in every clients house, form what meds they are on to what time they like to go a bed, but before you read their care plan, you should always ask
(a) (b) (c) Information will be shared on a need to know basis - taking account of the best interests of the Service User. Confidentiality will not be confused with secrecy. Informed consent should be obtained but if this is not possible and other adults are at risk it may be necessary to override the requirement. Part 1 - Version 3 - July 2011 17 (d) It is inappropriate for agencies to give absolute confidentiality in cases where there are concerns about abuse, particularly, when other people may be at risk. 9.2 Any exchange or disclosure of information must be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act.
Sometimes this information may be of a personal nature or simply not relevant to other people. Information of this kind is called 'confidential' and as professionals we are expected to recognise situations when information is likely to be confidential and to ensure that such information is not passed on to others. As a general rule, you should consider that all information gained during the course of your work is confidential, this means anything that you would not be able to find out as a member of the public is likely to be confidential. In addition, most settings now have a confidentiality policy and you must read and follow
1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing info in a H & S C Setting. It is important that the company that is providing the health and social care to individuals has a secure system set in place to record personal information as it will be needed for a number of different reasons. It is also the law to document and record this information so it should also be done to comply with legislation it must also protect confidentiality. Prevent identity theft and also maintain the rights of individuals. The information must also be accessible for those who need it.
CU2470 Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings 1.1 The legislation that relates to recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care is the Data Protection Act 1998. 1.2 It is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting because it is important to respect the confidentiality of the service users, to ensure that any information gathered isnt misused and to know who is to use any information gathered. 2.1 For guidance on how to access information about handling information, I would speak to my home mager with any queries or concerns I have. I would also follow the policies and procedures set out by my employer and follow any instuctions that have been given to me during any training I have undertaken. 2.2 3.1/3.2 At the end of my shift, and also during my shift, I fill out a number of documents with information I have collected about the service users throughout the day.
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.
By giving inaccurate information or telephone numbers, this could distress a client more by having to ring round again to get the correct information. The purpose of confidentiality and security when dealing with callers is to abide by the DATA PROTECTION ACT. Callers want all their personal details kept private and secure, this allows callers to allow you to be trusted with their personal details. Information that is given out which can affect a client’s confidentiality or security can be a threat. Types of information which can affect this can be personal details e.g.