Qcf Level 5 Residential Manager

Diploma level 5 assignment 2

Describe how the following legislation and policies informs, impacts and affects your role - include real life examples you have dealt with to support the implementation of them.

Units | Legislation / Policies |
1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17 | Data Protection / Confidentiality |
The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on the 1st of March 2000. The act gives guidance for “Good Practice” with regards to recording, maintaining, compiling, retaining and destroying records. It applies to all personal data held on an individual. The act makes the previous Data Protection Act 1984, Access to Personal Files Act 1987 and the majority of the Access to Health Care Records 1990 redundant. The act gives individuals the right to access information in direct relation to them, there are however some restrictions to accessing personal records under part 4 of the Data Protection Act 1998 this can also be done by the use of and “Agent” who would access the information on the individual’s behalf. A person does not have the right to access information held on someone else without gained consent. This could be due to a request for information on a person under the age of 18, an adult lacking capacity or a deceased persons records. Good record keeping can create strong partnerships between a service and its users, it shows a recorded account of the individual’s involvement in the recording process providing openness and accuracy. The information should be adequate and relevant for its purpose, up to date, to the point and maintained for the reason/s they are held or are in place.It depicts how and when information is to be shared and safeguarded from abuse. For example, a service user who has a history of falls may have an Occupational Therapist involved in their care to aid in reducing or removing the risk of falls, the Occupational Therapist would require information about the individual held by the organisation. The information required...