Flashcards in Learning Objective 3 (Understand how legislation impacts on care settings) Deck (19):
What groups does legislation protect?
children & and young people, vulnerable adults, ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, men and women
What does the equality act do?
targets protected characteristics, equal pay, discrimination arising from a disability
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
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
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
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
what are 3 examples of protected characteristics according to the equality act?
age, disability, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation
which piece of legislation states that women have the right to breastfeed in public?
which piece of legislation states that in some cases a person can be taken to a place of safety for assessment?
mental health act
which piece of legislation states that information must be secured against accidental loss, damage or unlawful processing?
data protection act
which piece of legislation identifies nine protected characteristics?
the equality act
which piece of legislation requires that the working environment should not put anyone at risk?
the health and safety at work act
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
true or false - legislation states that individuals have the right to be protected from hard and abuse?
true or false - it is against the law not to apply the values of care?
true or false - information about individuals must be be secured to prevent unauthorised access?
true or false - equal and fair treatment means to treat everyone the same?
which piece of legislation protects the rights of individuals from ethnic minority groups?