Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

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1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. Relevant legislation relating to the handling of information in health and social care e.g. Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act, Disability Discrimination Act, other relevant legislation relating to the duty of human rights, confidentiality and safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Relevant codes of practice relating to handling information e.g. the importance of having secure information systems, ensuring appropriate uses of personal information and necessary safeguards; the accuracy , retention, availability and disposal of information. 1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. • Accuracy of information • Damage/corruption of data • Written/electronic information • Security • Accessibility • How long information is held • Purpose for holding/collecting personal information • Also those listed in 1.1 2.1 Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible include: • Updating information promptly • Include the date, time, signature and printed name • Using a black pen • Putting a line through any errors and initialling • Clear and accurate writing • Ensuring all relevant boxes are completed • 2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information. Practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information are observing the organisations policies and procedures, maintaining confidentiality, ensuring no one can hear confidential information i.e. when doing a handover or phone calls. Ensuring all records are stored correctly, making sure all data is destroyed appropriately for e.g. paper shredding, not removing records from the workplace, signing records out and returning records to
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