Senior Care Worker

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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. The full provisions for The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force in January 2005. 2.1 - Explain how to maintain records that are up to date complete accurate and legible The only way is to keep the data on computer, especially if you want the records legible. As far as being up to date, complete and accurate, you will need to update the records on a periodic basis, making certain that all data is correct. 2.2 - Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information Digital Data: Password Protection Encryption Non Digital Data: File Store/Lockable cupboard/safe Alarms/CCTV Data Protection Policy / Non disclosure agreement 2.3 - Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security A manual information security storage system has a lock and strong construction materials. An electronic security system has a password, encryption and antimalware software 3.1 - Explain how to support others to understand the need for secure handling of information To support others to understand the need for
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