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2. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information
The Information Commissioner s first statutory duty is to promote the following of good practice in the handling of personal information. [ Good practice? means practice that appears to the Commissioner to be desirable, having regard to the interests of individuals and the organisations that process personal information about them. Good practice includes, but is not limited to, compliance with
the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act). The Commissioner has produced this framework code to help organisations to adopt good practice when sharing information about people. The framework code is intended to be of use to all organisations involved in information sharing throughout the UK, including voluntary bodies. However, some of it will be of most relevance to public sector organisations. The framework code should be of use even where there is a statutory requirement to share information. Using the framework code will help organisations to make sure that they address all the main data protection compliance issues that are likely to arise when sharing information. This in turn should help organisations and their staff to make well-informed decisions about sharing personal information. There are two main sorts of information sharing. The first involves two or more organisations sharing information between them. This could be done by giving access to each other s information systems or by setting up a separate shared database. This may lead to the specific disclosure of a limited amount of information on a one-off basis or the regular sharing of large amounts of information, for example bulk matching name and address information in two databases. The second involves the sharing of information between the various parts of a single organisation, for example between a local authority s various departments. The content of the framework code should be relevant to both types of information sharing. The framework code is for use mainly in circumstances where information is being shared on a routine, systematic basis. However, in some cases information is shared in a more ad hoc way. ]
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User: 2. Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice inform practice in handling information

Weegy: The Information Commissioner s first statutory duty is to promote the following of good practice in the handling of personal information. [ Good practice? means practice that appears to the Commissioner to be desirable, having regard to the interests of individuals and the organisations that process personal information about them. Good practice includes, but is not limited to, compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act). The Commissioner has produced this framework code to help organisations to adopt good practice when sharing information about people. The framework code is intended to be of use to all organisations involved in information sharing throughout the UK, including voluntary bodies. However, some of it will be of most relevance to public sector organisations. The framework code should be of use even where there is a statutory requirement to share information. Using the framework code will help organisations to make sure that they address all the main data protection compliance issues that are likely to arise when sharing information. This in turn should help organisations and their staff to make well-informed decisions about sharing personal information. There are two main sorts of information sharing. The first involves two or more organisations sharing information between them. This could be done by giving access to each other s information systems or by setting up a separate shared database. This may lead to the specific disclosure of a limited amount of information on a one-off basis or the regular sharing of large amounts of information, for example bulk matching name and address information in two databases. The second involves the sharing of information between the various parts of a single organisation, for example between a local authority s various departments. The content of the framework code should be relevant to both types of information sharing. The framework code is for use mainly in circumstances where information is being shared on a routine, systematic basis. However, in some cases information is shared in a more ad hoc way. ]
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User: 3. Explain how to maintain records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible







Weegy: Handle information in health and social care settings1. Indentify the legislation that relates to the recording, [ storage and sharing of informationin health and social care. Data Protection Act 1998 Freedom of Information Act 2000 Caldicott Principles Information Commissioner’s Office 2. Explain why it is important to have secure system for recording and storing informationin health and care setting. Current legislation requires everyone working in social care to maintain certainrecords and keep them secure. Different employers will keep different recordsand in different ways. Most of the information is sensitive and therefore notavailable to the general public so it is important that information is stored securelyso it cannot be accessed by people who have no right to see it. Information that is sensitive is called “Confidential” 3. Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. The guidance could be seen on the data protection act, freedom of informationact, caldicott principles and from the direction of the company you are working at.4. Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over recording, storing and sharinginformation. You have a duty of care to report the situation immediately to your manager orsupervisor.5. Explain how to keep records up to date, complete, accurate and legible. Information that needs to be recorded should always be written in a legiblemanner. Legible means clear, readable and understandable. It could be harmfulto an individual if other people cannot read what you have written, for example ina care plan about the way the individual is feeling. Records must always befactual and not an opinion. They should include the correct date and a fullsignature of the person writing the record. It is also recommended to use black ink. Some documents will only accept black ink. Information must not becrossed out or covered using correction fluid. Always record any informationgiven to you by an individual even if you think it is trivial because it might help someone else. ]
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