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Describe how legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting.

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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Unit 3 - Health, safety and security

Task 3

P2- Outline how legislation polices and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings.

M1- Describe how legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting.

Health, safety and security issues are extremely important in health and social care sectors in order to protect patients, service users and also those working within the sectors.

The country is governed by legislation and regulations to ensure that guidelines are followed to enforce safety and security within an organisation. Legislation is law which has been promulgated by a legislature or other governing body. Before a piece of legislation becomes law it may be known as a bill, and may be broadly referred to as legislation while it remains under consideration to distinguish it from other business. Legislation can have many purposes: to regulate, to authorize, to proscribe, to provide (funds), to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict.

The Data Protection Act 1998 is an example of a piece of legislation, the purpose of the 1998 Act is to

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