1.1. Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives people a right to see the information recorded about them. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 has provided people with a right to access general information held by public authorities. Codes of practice-guidelines for professional behaviour that set out clearly the expectations of those who are working in a professional area. Codes of practice for handling informations in social care setting: Data must be: kept secure,not transferred without adequate protection,accurate,relevant and not excessive. 1.2. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information. Legal requirements and codes of practice setting out clearly the rules of handling information in social care setting.
2.1 Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible. We have to make sure,that our records are up to date,complete,accurate and legible.Updating and maintaining accuracy of records and reports is vitally important in any cere setting,whether is residential home,hospital or person's own home. 2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information. Practices ensuring security when storing and accessing information are:using secure storage facilities,locked cabinets,shredding documents not longer required,disposing of sensitive waste securely,use of passwords. 2.3 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security. Manual system -the type s of file used can vary.The most usual type of file is brown manila folder with a series of documents fastened inside.Other types include ring blinders,level-arch files and bound copies of computer printouts. All documents must be stored and organized the way that makes them easily accessible for office workers,but unaccessible for anyone else.
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