Nvq Health and Social Care

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UNIT 205 Understand Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings Outcome 1.1 Describe some different aspects of employment that are covered by law: Some of the aspects of employment covered by law are: * The Health and Safety Act, 1974 * Protection of Children Act, 1999 * The Data Protection Act, 1978 * National Minimum Wage Act, 1998 - The Equality Act 2010 * The Children Act, 2004 * Employment Rights Act, 1996 The Health and Safety Act, 1974 : All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. Employers and employee should work together to ensure a safe and healthy workplace; this is why they have both rights and responsibilities. http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm Protection of Children Act, 1999: Aiming to protect children, the Secretary of State has the power to keep a list (the ISA Children’s barred list) of people that are not suitable to work with children and young people and for this reason cannot be employed by Local Authorities, schools and Further Education establishments. http://www.osn.org.uk/childcare_legislation_and_framework_explained . The Data Protection Act, 1978 The Data Protection Act controls how organisations, businesses or the government uses your personal information. Everyone who is responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’: http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/the_guide/the_principles https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage rate per
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