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Question: Unit 9 Understand how to handle information in social care settings.
Unit Reference Number: - PWCS 38

Assignment Question 1 Understand requirements for handling information in social care settings.
1.1 Identify legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in social care settings: -
1.2 Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information.

Assignment Question 2 Understand good practice in handling information in social care settings.
2.1 Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible.
2.2 Describe practices that ensure security when storing and accessing information.
2.3 Describe features of manual and electronic information storage systems that help ensure security.

Assignment Question 3 Understand how to support others to handle information.
3.1 Explain how to support others to understand the need for secure handling of information.
3.2 Explain how to support others to understand and contribute to records.

Answer: 1.2 As a care worker you must follow a set of rules known as the code of practice. On every support you will have information about a service user which if it was to get in the wrong hands could put the service user at risk. Every company has policies and procedures which must be adhered to, if they are broken this could mean disciplinary action could be taken. It is vital that all personal information is kept just that confidential....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 675
  • Date submitted: October 05, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8151

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