1, Some of the legislation and codes of practice in place to ensure people’s rights, equality and diversity, confidentiality and sharing of information when assessing individuals needs and preferences are:
Race Relation Act 1976 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
Disabled Persons Act 1944 and 1958 – an employer who employs more than 20 staff has a duty to employ a quota of registered disabled workers.
Disabled Persons Act 1986
The Disabled Persons Act 1986 strengthened the provision surrounding the meeting of various needs of disabled people in respect of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
This act places a duty upon local authorities to investigate the level of need for services for people with disability who live in their area. This includes the assessment and provision of practical assistance in the home, help with adaptations to property, leisure, and assistance with meals and a telephone.
Mental Health Act 1983 – This is to protect the rights of people with a mental illness.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – Aims to protect people with disabilities from any form of discrimination.
The Disability Discrimination Act gives rights to disabled people to prevent discrimination on the grounds of disability. It is unlawful to discriminate in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, the management, buying or renting of land or property, education and transport. The act was introduced over a period of time.
Human Rights Act 1998 – This ensures that everyone has the right not to be discriminated against, and that they have the right to freedom of association and freedom of peaceful assembly.
The Care Standards Act 2000 – Is there to ensure that we are promoting these rights in the People We Support lives;
Every Adult in our society has the following rights;
Legal rights – to be protected by law
Citizen rights – The