Rights and Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

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1.1, Explain the impact of key legislation that relates to fulfilment of rights and choices and the minimising of risk of harm for an individual with dementia

Human Rights Act of 1998
Mental Capacity Act of 2005
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2005
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
Mental Health Act 2007
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Carers(Equal Opportunities) Act 2004

Together these legislations formed the fundamental rights and freedom of an individual. These affect the rights of everyday life of an individual including what they can say and do, their beliefs, right not to be tortured and right to a fair trial. These rights have limits to ensure that other people's rights are upheld.

1.2, Evaluate agreed ways of working that relate to rights and choices of an individual with dementia

Policies and procedures :
Mission Statement
Health and Safety
Risk Assessment (performed every month in my work placement) Safeguarding
Person Centred Care Planning
Equality Policy
Complaints Procedure
Safety and Security
Anti-Discrimination
Moving and Handling

1.3, Explain how and when personal information may be shared with carers and others, taking into account legislative frameworks and agreed ways of working

Consent from the individual should be taken into account in cases of emergency, abuse or neglect is suspected, decisions, treatment or information that is of best interest to the individual. If the resident is mentally incapable, informed consent should be given to the family or next of kin. Information shared to an advocate should be of individual’s best interest. Exchange of information from one health professional to the other should be done securely and access to it is carefully controlled.
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