Understand How to Handlke Information in Social Care Setting

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Outcome 1
Unit 4222/307 1.1
1.1. Identify legislation and codes of practise that relates to handling information in social care settings

* Data Protection Act 1998- The data protection act protects individual’s personal information. * Freedom of information act
* Essential standards and the codes of practice for social care workers * Care standards
* The Health and Social care act

Unit 4222/307 1.2
1.2. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practise can inform practice in handling information Legal requirements give you guidance and support when storing and handling personal and confidential information about an individual, it will enable you to store information correctly and safely.

Outcome 2
2.1. Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible A good way of maintaining records is on a computer or in a file that can be kept confidential and kept up to date. Records should be updated each time the individual is seen, either at home or in a clinical setting. These updates could include: * Results

* Appointment
* General visits
If information is not recorded on that individual then it is not legible. You should record: * Date and time of arrival or visit
* What happened
* If tests were performed
* Outcome

2.2. Describe practises that ensure security when storing and accessing information

* Passwords on computers enable unauthorised people from accessing records * Locked away in a filing cabinet/cupboard with a key that only someone who is authorised to open it has the key. * Not leaving notes about with information on

Unit 4222/307 2.1
2.3. Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security

Outcome 3
3.1. Explain how to support others to understand the need for secure handling of information

3.2. Explain how to support others to understand and contribute to...
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