Unit 209 Understand How to Handle Information in Social

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Understand how to handle information in social care setting Out come 1 understand the need for secure handling of information in social care setting 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in social care. The main pieces of legislation is the data protection act 1998. This covers the medical, social, credit information and local authority. There are eight principles which are fairy and lawfully processed, processed for intend purpose, adequate, relevant, not excessive/ accurate, not kept for longer then necessary, processed in accordance with the data subject right, kept secure and not transferred to countries with out adequate protection. Human rights 1998 legislation, Freedom of information 2000, code of practice on confidential information and enviromental act. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a social care setting. To ensure the necessary safeguard and appropriate uses of personal information are in place for example:- any issues relating to human rights, the duty of confidentiality as part of duty, accuracy. The information is permanent once it has been written down. The information is very personal for example:- bank details, medical history and family background. This needs to be kept as confidential as possible. To ensure information is not accessable to unauthriosed people. To protect indiviual person from breech of information Outcome 2 Know how to access support for handling information in social care settings. 2.1 Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. You would go to the manger and they would guide you to any information about your enquiry. General information is available in the office. I would read the policy and proccedes to be clear on the matter. 2.2 Explain
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