Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 23 P4

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P4- Legislation Outline one piece of relevant legislation and one code of practice or charter for a chosen health or social care environment that aims to promote diversity Mental health act 1983 The main purpose of the Mental Health Act 1983 is to allow compulsory action to be taken, where necessary, to make sure that people with mental disorders get the care and treatment they need for their own health or safety, or for the protection of other people. It sets out the criteria that must be met before compulsory measures can be taken, along with protections and safeguards for patients. The Act sets out the civil procedures under which people can be detained in hospital for assessment or treatment of mental disorder. Detention under these…show more content…
It provides powers for Crown or Magistrates’ Courts to remand an accused person to hospital either for treatment or a report on their mental disorder. It also provides powers for a Court to make a hospital order, on the basis of two medical recommendations, for the detention in hospital of a person convicted of an offence who requires treatment and care. The Court may also make a guardianship order. A restriction order may be imposed at the same time as a hospital order to place restrictions on the movement and discharge of a patient for the protection of the public; all movement is then subject to the agreement of the Secretary of State for Justice. This part of the Act also contains powers to transfer prisoners to hospital for treatment of a mental disorder. Code of practice for social care workers The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work. This is the first time that standards have been set in this way at national level, although many employers have similar standards in place at local level. The intention is to confirm the standards required in social care and ensure that workers know what standards of conduct employers, colleagues, service users, carers and the public expect of…show more content…
To meet their responsibilities in relation to regulating the social care workforce, social care employers must: • Make sure people are suitable to enter the workforce and understand their roles and responsibilities; • Have written policies and procedures in place to enable social care workers to meet the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice for Social Care Workers; • Provide training and development opportunities to enable social care workers to strengthen and develop their skills and knowledge; • Put in place and implement written policies and procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behavior and practice; and • Promote the GSCC’s codes of practice to social care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with the GSCC’s proceedings.
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