How to Handle Information in a Health and Social Setting

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Unit 16: Understand how to handle information In social care settings Unit code: D/602/3119 QCF Level 3: BTEC Specialist 1 Understand requirements for handling information in social care settings. 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. Legislation and codes of practice in handling information Data protecting Act, Freedom of information Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Duty of confidentiality/human rights/safe guarding of children and vulnerable children, relevant codes of practice relating to the handling of information e g accuracy of the information, its retention and disposal and the importance of having secure information services ensuring necessary safeguards and appropriate uses of personal information. 1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. Legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information by legislature which sets frame works and guide lines of how information should be recorded, stored, used/accessed and disposed of to protect /safe guard the welfare of individuals. 1 2 Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings. 2.1 Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible. It is important to record information immediately it is acquired so that no detail is left out which is possible if left to a later time. At the time of recording the information all clarifications can be made for accuracy.The records should be signed, dated and legible for other users to access easily. 2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information. The practices that ensure security when storing and accessing
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