Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings

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PWCS 38 Understanding how to handle information in social care settings Identifying legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. Data Protection Act 1998 Freedom of information act 2000 Essential standards and the codes of practice for social care workers. The Health and Social care act 2008 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practise can inform practice in handling information. Codes of practice GSCC The General Social Care Council is the social care workforce regulator for England. The GSCC is a Non Departmental Public Body established in October 2001 under the Care Standards Act 2000. It is sponsored by the Department of Health (DH) but also works closely with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) in delivering the children's and young people's care agenda. The GSCC works to improve the quality of social care services for the benefit of people who use services through regulation of the workforce and through its contribution to social work education. It has three main functions: It issues and distributes codes of practice for social care workers and their employers; It maintains the register of social care workers; and It regulates social work education and training. Codes of practice IOC The data sharing code of practice is a statutory code which has been issued after being approved by the Secretary of State and laid before Parliament. The code explains how the Data Protection Act applies to the sharing of personal data. It provides practical advice to all organisations, whether public, private or third sector, that share personal data and covers systematic data sharing arrangements as well as ad hoc or one off requests to share personal data. Adopting the good practice recommendations in the code will help organisations to collect
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