Those who have access to this data must follow strict rules called “data protection principles” and must make sure information is:- • Used fairly and lawfully • Used for limited, specifically stated purpose • Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive • Accurate • Kept for no longer than absolutely necessary • Handled accordingly to people’s data protection rights. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a “right to access information” held by public authorities and corporations. The main principle is that people have a right to know about the activity of public authorities, unless there is a good reason for them not to. Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and the Police Force. The code of practice within the Health and Social Care Act 2008 highlights that personal information is only used if necessary to carry out work and is used in accordance with legislation.
This information cannot be accessed by any other person all information held by local authorities and the National Health Service is personal information. About people and is protected by the date protection act. As a social care worker. You must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers. In relation to the legislation the code of practice states.
Aii) Duty of care affects the work of each social care worker as duty of care places a responsibilities to ensure practices are fair, safe and recognises diversity, choice and independence. Duty of care affects the work of a social care worker means that organisational and legal requirements must be recognised understood or followed. A social care worker has the reasonability to keep up to date with best practices and to make sure they are applied to their day to day work. Social cared workers must also record actions taken and the thinking behind it. Aiii) Duty of care means that care giving organisations have agreed procedures and protocols when working with other agencies, a organisation needs a workforce development on duty of care.
The information is very personal for example:- bank details, medical history and family background. This needs to be kept as confidential as possible. To ensure information is not accessable to unauthriosed people. To protect indiviual person from breech of information Outcome 2 Know how to access support for handling information in social care settings. 2.1 Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information.
Diploma lvl3 Health and social care Robyn Reeder Date- 10-03-2015 Unit- . Understand how to handle information in social care settings 4229-307 1.1.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. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life.
This Act has eight legally enforceable ‘data protection principles’: • Information must be processed fairly and lawfully • It must be used for limited and declared purposes • It must be accurate, up to date and relevant • Information must be held no longer than necessary • It must be kept secure • May not be transferred overseas unless safeguards are in place • Individuals have a legal right to see any personal information you have stored about them Confidentiality is a central trust between a service user and a health and social care setting to enable an open, beneficial and honest relationship. At . The circumstances under which confidentiality will be breached are: • Where a child is suspected of being at risk or harm • When a service user or another person is at risk of harm • Where a worker is summoned by a court to give evidence • If a service user discloses information about criminal offences, including being in possession of offensive weapons, or potentially pending criminal activity • If a service user is found to be discussing the sale or purchase of illegal drugs, or found to be in possession of these whilst on service premises • Where information may be related to the Terrorism Act Good practices in handling information which is stored
 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings Outcome 1 - Understand requirements for handling information in health and social-care settings 1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health 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. The Human Rights Act 1998 also states the right to a private life. The right to have one's private life respected also includes that private and confidential information gets respected and that details are shared and stored in accordance with strict rules and regulations.
Unit 307 Outcome 1 1.There are numerous pieces of legislation and codes of practice designed to protect individuals. These are to protect from the breeches of confidentiality were the information held on that of the individual is only reviewed by staff directly involved in their care. The data act 1998 is a piece of legislation which defines the law on processing data of people living within the United Kingdom. One of the central codes of practice in health and social care has been provided by the GSCC and it sets standards of practise and behaviour for staff working in those areas, including information and maintaining confidentiality. 2.
UNIT 4222-209 HANDILING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS. OUTCOME 1 Understand the need for secure handiling of information in health and social care settings. 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care. The legislation relating to this are, CQC standards reg 20 personal records remain confidential. Data Protection Act 1998 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care settings.
Assignment 307 Kayleigh Bramhall Task ai Data protection act Freedom of information act Care standards Human rights act Aii) On day to day duties as a social care worker you are expected to follow a set of rules which is the code of practice. Such codes are very important each one of us will encounter than a few times a day. Whilst handling information you are in receipt of information that could put the patient at risk if it were to land in the wrong hands. By following the rules of confidentiality you are following the data protection act which is a law introduced to protect individuals personal information, it is the main piece of legislation that offers protection of personal data. Aiii) 1.