Nvq Unit 307 Essay

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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. The 8 principles of Data Protection Act 1998 states the personal data must be: 1 .Proceed fairly and lawfully 2. Processed only for one or more specified and lawful purpose 3. Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose 4. Accurate and kept up to date. 5. Kept for no longer than is necessary 6. Secure against accidental loss, destruction or damage and against unauthorised /unlawful processing. Not transferred to countries outside the economic area. 7. Processed in line with the rights of the individual. 8. Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. Respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people. Outcome 2. 1. Ensure sensitive and private information is kept in a secure/locked drawers or cabinets when not in use. Electronic databases should be protected by adequate spy and virus software. Electronic files should be password protected. Information pertaining to individuals should only be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis. 2. Ensure one cannot be overheard when discussing information, Locking cabinets and drawers with keys if need be, keeping personal information secure and in a

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