The Codes of Practice sets out particular standards for confidentiality and information sharing and the code of practice is as a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust of service users and carers which means to be reliable, dependable, trustworthy and honest with information and confidentiality like by not promising to keep confidential information or by adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers because some may be too vulnerable and elderly.
The Data Protection Act states that personal information shall be kept and only given out to those in a need to know basis and all personal information must be up to date with relevant knowledge and it must be kept accurate.
The Disability discrimination Act outlines that not every single person is the same so therefore you must have respect for different people and you must remember that every single person has equal rights to be treated equally. It also outlines that people with disabilities are equal to the rights of employment, education, buying or renting land or property, access to goods or services like a shop these rights are in place for all disabled people.
The equal opportunities sets out that it protects people from harassment and victimization in the workplace and in society, providing protection for people discriminated against because they may be perceived to have had a protected disability and providing clearer guidance for single parents.
The minimum standards for care homes outlines that service users can and will make decisions about their lives with assistance when needed, you as a care worker need to make the person in your care aware if they have any health aliments, staff maintain their own personal hygiene as well as that of the client, clients are assessed by people that are trained to check if they have developed and that opportunities are given for those clients to do exercise