Assignment 307 Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

Assignment 307 Understand how to handle information in social care settings

Data Protection Act 1998
Freedom of information Act 2000
Human Rights Act 1998
The Health and Social Care Act 2008
A social care worker must remember:
-not to share computer passwords
-that all files or written information of confidential nature are not left out
-to sign and date all care records and notes
-leave computer screen blank
-not to talk about individuals outside work place or to not share a confidential information with work collegue
-providing training for members of staff
-leaflets and extra information to help to understand the importance of handling information securely
-First way is to show to the person what type of system we use
-for new members of staff we should organise training to help them understand the systems used by company


  1. Accurate and up to date records are maintained for the protection of service users and for the effective and efficient running of the organisation
  2. Service users have access to their records and information about them held by the organisation, as well as opportunities to help maintain their personal records
  3. Records are constructed, maintained and used accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other statutory requirements
The home adheres fully to Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Data Protection Policy
The organisation should be registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and all storage and processing of personal data held in manual records and on computers should comply with the regulations of the act. The organisation understands that, according to the Data Protection Act 1998, personal data should:
  1. Be obtained fairly and lawfully
  2. Be held for specified and lawful purposes
  3. Be processed in accordance with the person`s rights under DPA
  4. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive in...