Data Protection Nvq 3 H&Sc Young Adults

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N,V,Q 3 Health and social care: Dated 13/11/05:

Unit HSC 31. Promote effective communication for and about individuals.

Data protection policy.

Index

Page 1 Index

Page 2 Induction

Page 3 & 4 Data protection practices policies and procedures

Page 5 Medical records

Page 6 Evaluation and signature

N,V,Q 3 Health and social care: Stephen Gilpin Dated 13/11/05:

Unit HSC 31. Promote effective communication for and about individuals.

Data protection policy.

Introduction

The Data protection act (1984) states that that the person(s) holding data or information will not disclose it except for the purpose that it was originally intended, and then only in accordance with the best data protection act practices.

The data protection act (1988) is a very important piece of legislation when working within the care sector, and is one that we work within at my place of work and the organization in general.

My place of work is one of four homes within a charitable organization founded in 1977. And is a home for young adults with learning difficulties and some challenging behaviors. With the purpose of helping service users become independent.

N,V,Q 3 Health and social care: Dated 13/11/05:

Unit HSC 31. Promote effective communication for and about individuals.

Data protection policy.

Data protection practices, policies and procedures.

There are eight principles of good practice in the data protection act, which say that the data must be:

1) Fairly and lawfully processed.
2) Processed for limited purposes.
3) Adequate, relevant and not excessive.
4) Accurate and up to date.
5) Not kept longer than necessary.
6) Processed in accordance with individuals rights.
7) Secure
8) Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Community, unless that country has adequate protection for the individual.

The above is referenced from the book Care S/NVQ level 3 Author Yvonne Nolan printed by Heinemann Candidate Handbook 2001.

I feel that our organizational practices adhere to the Data protection Act on all eight principles of good practice. We have a policy that all records and data are stored in files, all files are locked securely in the office therefore the only people who have access to the Service users confidential files are members of the staff team at my place of work; Any Service user who wishes to view their file(s) may do so, with a member of staff available on hand to answer questions the individual may raise and to ensure that only information relevant to the individual service user may be viewed.

Some of the documentation kept is also stored on a computer or disc and protected by passwords as to ensure that the information is only accessed by the person(s) it is intended for. Although a day book is kept and updated twice daily, in which pertinent information regarding the service users is entered, these books conform to the policies and procedures of the organization in respect to the Data protection act. At no point is personal information about any individual entered into the day book.

Should we need to communicate important information, we refer the reader to the relevant medical, financial and/or personal files kept elsewhere securely. Again, access to these records are only provided if it is appropriate and or relevant for the person to view such information.

N,V,Q 3 Health and social care: Dated 13/11/05:

Unit HSC 31. Promote effective communication for and about individuals.

Data protection policy.

Any information we keep will be relevant to the care we provide and the issues that arise to the proper provision of care. This also includes the updating of records such as financial, medical, appointment dates, care plans, training and educational notes, risk assessments for individual and the...
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