Unit 16 Handling Information

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1.1. Identify legislation and codes pf practice that relate to handling information in social care setting There is a legislation Act called the data protection Act 1995, this gives an individual the right to see all the information recorded about them, this includes the individual seeing their own medical records or social services files. The information Act 2000 amended January 2005 has provided an individual to access general information held by public authorities, including local authorities and the National Health Service. Confidentiality Health and Social Care Act 2000, this is so an individual’s information is kept confidential, unless in some circumstances information is past on. For example if a individual is at risk or if they have been given new medication etc., any other information on a individual should be kept confidential, some locked away just for managers. Service user files at houses should be available for them to look at and staff and should be updated accordingly. Health and social care Act 2012- this is an act of the parliament of the United Kingdom, it provides for the most extensive organisation of the structure of the National Health Service in England. Human Rights Act 1998- It came in force in the United Kingdom in October 2000, it gives you the right to defend your rights in the UK courts and that public organisations, including the government, the police and local councils must treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect. There are also the Data protection principles, these are: 1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and in particular shall not be processed unless a) at least one of the conditions in schedule 2 is met and b) in the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions in schedule 2 is also met. 2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and

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