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.
There is also Caldecott standards which govern the sharing of information based on the Data protection Act. Also The Human Rights Act 1998 details the right to a private life The 8 Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 states the personal data must be : Processed fairly and lawfully Processed only for one or more specified and lawful purpose Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose Accurate and kept up to date Kept for no longer than is necessary Processed in line with the rights of the individual Secure against accidental loss, destruction or damage and against unauthorised / unlawful processing Not transferred to countries outside the European economic area The six main points of the GSCC code of practice states individuals working in health and social care settings must Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers. Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far
Be properly secure. Court’s Ruling The DPA requires that organizations, both public and private, are to comply with principles that protect any personal information held and to notify the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that they are processing personal information. DPA further gives rights to the individual in regards to his or her personal data held by data controller. These rights include: * An individual is entitled to copy of all personal data held regarding him or her; * The data controller is to make sure that there is no decision based upon an automated
The Data Protection Act relates to all information kept of an individual. There are eight basic principles to the Data Protection Act. The Data must be: Fairly, and lawfully processed. Used for limited purposes. Not excessive, but adequate and relevant.
The data is set out in 8 principles Personal Data must protect fairly and lawfully, obtained for specific purpose and purpose given, all personal data must have accurate and kept up to date, must not be kept longer then it should, should be kept secure at all times all data must not be transferred to any other country outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. The main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information is that the data should be handled fairly and lawfully, accurate,kept secure,processed in accordance with the data subject's rights. 2) Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings. 2.1) Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete.
Joannalee Cave 307 TASKB GUIDLINES FOR BEST PRACTICE IN HANDLING INFORMATION How to maintain records so that they are up to date, complete, accurate and legible. Use clear writing so it can be read easily Do not use jargon. Use basic terms. Use FACTS. No opinions and no judgements.
To protect professional integrity, any data analyst must know and follow accepted procedures, maintain data integrity, carry out accurate calculations, report procedures faithfully, protect confidential information, cite sources, and acknowledge sources of financial support. A. True B. False 4.) Which of the following is not characteristic of an executive summary?
Unit 209 Understand how to handle information in social care settings. Outcome 1 Understand the need for secure handling of information in social care settings. 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in social care. The Data Protection Act 1998 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses and the government. Everyone responsible for using data or storing data has to follow strict rules called 'Data protection principles' these are as follows: Used fairly and lawfully used for specifically stated purposes kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary kept safe and secure Not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection For more sensitive information such as ethnic background, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, sexual health and criminal records there is stronger legal protection.
These are summarised by: Six Information Management Principles The Six Caldicott Principles 1. Justify the purpose(s) of using confidential information 2. Only use it when absolutely necessary 3. Use the minimum that is required 4. Access should be on a strict need-to-know basis 5.
1.1 – Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings The following are current legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care. They also summarise the main points of legal requirements for handling information. •THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 – The Data Protection Act 1998 is a piece of legislation which defines the law on processing data of people living within the United Kingdom. •THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – The Freedom of Information act 2000 creates the right of access to the public of general information help by public authorities, local authorities and the National Health Service. Personal data cannot be accessed as this is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998.