Unit 16 Essay

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UNIT 16 UNDERSTANDING HOW TO HANDLE INFORMATION IN SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS. Understand requirements for handling information in social care settings. Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. The Data Protection Act 1998 is a piece of legislation which defines the law on processing dadt of people living in the UK. 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. Accurate and reliable. You must always write in black pen and always record everything that happens when it does, always date, put a time, sign what you have wrote if you make any errors always put line through it and initial it. 2.2) Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information. You must always place documents in a safe place. You must ensure that no one over hears you in conversations, on the phone or handovers, if you remove records you must sign them out and make sure you return them when you have
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