CU1681 TANYA MELLOR
1-1 KEY LEGISLATION :
. HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998
. MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005
. THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1995
. SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE GROUPS ACT 2004
. CARERS ( EQUAL OPPERTUNITIES ) ACT 2004
These are all laws that are put into place to protect an individual from abuse whilst ensuring they can still for fill their right and maintain a sense of individuality. If the person is in care the organisation will have policies and procedures in place to risk asses and ensure the protection of the carers, organisation and the individual from danger, harm and abuse.
1-2 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CARE HOME:
. HEALTH AND SAFETY
. RISK ASSESSMENT ( PERFORMED EVERY MONTH IN THE WORK PLACEMENT ) .
. PERSON CENTRED CARE PLANNING
. EQUALITY POLICY
. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
. SAFETY AND SECURITY
. ANTI – DISCRIMINATION
. MOVING AND HANDLING
1-3 PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Personal information should only be shared in certain circumstances and even then only with the correct people. For example, personal information about someone you care for should never be shared with your family and friends, but such information can be shared with the relevant professional bodies and in some cases the family and friends of the person. The rules in the company’s policies and procedures, and the data protection act dictate what is subtitle to share with whom.
2-3 DECISION MAKING:
A individual is not to be treated as unable to make a decision because they might not always make a wise decision. If a decision is made under the Mental Capacity Act then the decision should be made with the interest of the individual in mind. Before a decision can be made we must ask ourselves whether the purpose of the decision can be effectively achieved in the way that would not restrict the individuals...