Teaching Assessment

A1 - Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
    Within my teaching role with Surrey Choices I have to adhere to legislation and codes of practice on a daily basis. One of the main legislations that I experience regularly is the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. Examples of people who may lack capacity include those with:
Dementia, a severe learning disability, a brain injury, a mental health condition, or a stroke. However when applying the MCA to my work I have to bear in mind that, just because a person has one of these conditions does not necessarily mean they lack the capacity to make a specific decision. Someone can lack capacity to make some decisions (for example, to decide on complex financial issues) but still have the capacity to make other decisions (for example, to decide what items to buy at the local shop). The act states that certain people must think about the Code of Practice when they make decisions on the other persons behalf, this includes: ‘a person who is paid to act for or in relation to people who can’t make or retain decisions for themselves.’ This is the category that I fall into when supporting some of our Customers needs and wishes.
    The MCA does apply in-line with other legislation that relates to my work. This means that within my role when acting under the MCA I need to also be aware of my obligations under other legislation, including (but not limited to) the: Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Data Protection Act 1998, Care Standards Act 200, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

A2 – Explained ways to promote equality and valuing diversity.

      To promote equality within my role at Surrey Choices I must ensure that each one of my customers has equal access to opportunities which enable...