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1

What groups does legislation protect?

children & and young people, vulnerable adults, ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, men and women

2

What does the equality act do?

targets protected characteristics, equal pay, discrimination arising from a disability

3

How does the data protection act promote confidentiality?

data only used for its intended purpose, inaccurate data destroyed, date kept for no longer than is needed, not transferred to other countries outside the European economic areas

4

How does the health and safety at work act help?

staff have to be health and safety trained, risk assessments must be carried out, must wear PPE, staff have a responsibility to maintain a safe work place

5

what does the children's act do?

protect children, children have the right to be heard, children's wishes have to be taken in to account

6

what does the mental health act do?

sets out processes for people with mental health disorders, allows compulsory admissions or people who are thought to be a danger to themselves or others

7

what are 3 examples of protected characteristics according to the equality act?

age, disability, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation

8

which piece of legislation states that women have the right to breastfeed in public?

equality act

9

which piece of legislation states that in some cases a person can be taken to a place of safety for assessment?

mental health act

10

which piece of legislation states that information must be secured against accidental loss, damage or unlawful processing?

data protection act

11

which piece of legislation identifies nine protected characteristics?

the equality act

12

which piece of legislation requires that the working environment should not put anyone at risk?

the health and safety at work act

13

what is a vulnerable adult?

someone unable to take care of themselves, unable to protect themselves against exploitation, in need of extra support, prone to discrimination

14

true or false - legislation states that individuals have the right to be protected from hard and abuse?

true

15

true or false - it is against the law not to apply the values of care?

false

16

true or false - information about individuals must be be secured to prevent unauthorised access?

true

17

true or false - equal and fair treatment means to treat everyone the same?

false

18

which piece of legislation protects the rights of individuals from ethnic minority groups?

equality act

19

how does the equality act protect the rights of women?

covers discrimination on the basis of marriage, pregnancy etc, prohibits sex discrimination in education, employment or housing, women have the right to breastfeed in public