1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practise that relate to handling information in social care settings. Legislation that relates to handling information in social care includes: * The data protection act 1998
* The freedom of information act 2000
* The Health and social care act 2008
* Essential standards act.
1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practise inform practise in handling information. Legislation such as the GSCC- General social care council and the ICO-Data protection and freedom of information advice give information about the holding of private information such as age, name, address but can also contain information of a sensitive nature such as any illness these organisations can make you aware of what exactly is a breach of data, what steps to follow to make sure this does not occur in turn keeping everybody safe from fraud, embarrassment and general upset.
2.1 Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible To maintain clear up-to-date records they should include:
- Clear accurate writing
- You should record information as soon as possible
- You should include a time, date and a readable signature or printed name - A black pen should always be used when filling out important paperwork - Put one straight line through any mistakes made.
2.2 Describe practises that ensure security when storing and accessing information.
When ensuring the security of information, records should be stored correctly, any confidential calls or meetings should be private and take place where nobody can accidentally overhear the conversation, all records should be returned to the correct storage place. And any lost, stolen or destroyed records should be reported immediately, you should ensure the proper disposal of any information or records that are no longer needed or are damaged.
2.3 Describe features of...