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Describe one piece of relevant legislation and one code of practise for a chosen health or social care environment that aims to support the rights of individuals

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Describe one piece of relevant legislation and one code of practise for a chosen health or social care environment that aims to support the rights of individuals Introduction In this section, my information pact is going to include a description of a piece of legislation, the Human Rights Act and a code of practise, the Code of Practise for Health and Social Care Workers from the General Social Care Council. The reason why I am describing these laws are because care workers have a responsibility to know the laws that are relevant to the type of work that they are involved in, which helps them to be more responsible and professional in their work. This will help to make sure that every patient is treated equally, respected and they have their own rights. Also, the law is to help carers to make sure that they are treating patients in the right way and not giving poor care. Human Rights Act * What is the Humans Rights Act? The Human Rights Act is an act of parliament of the United Kingdom. Its main aim is to "give further effect" in UK law to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. ...read more.


remain silent you cannot be forced to answer questions, have enough time to prepare your defence, have legal aid for a lawyer if you cannot afford one, be present at your trial, put your side of the case across at your trail, question the witness against you and have your own witness and have an in interpreter in you need one. * Article 7: No punishment without law: you have the right to not be found guilty of a crime that you committed if at the time you committed it, it wasn't a criminal offence. It also states that Parliament can not backdate a law that increases the length of time you could be sent to prison or introduce a new punishment for an offence. The law must be clear so that people know whether they are committing a crime. * Article 8: Right to respect for private and family life: you have the right to have respect for your family, your private life, your home and correspondence. This means that you have the right to get on with your life without interference, develop your own personality and form friendships and relationships with other people, and enjoy your sexuality. ...read more.


Put in place and implement written policies and procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice; and 5. Promote the GSCC's codes of practice to social care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with the GSCC's proceedings. The General Social Care Council expects social care workers to meet this code and may take action if registered workers fail to do so. 1. Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers; 2. Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers; 3. Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm; 4. Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people; 5. Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services; and 6. Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. Conclusion The humans right act and the code of practice for social workers are linked in making sure that patients and service users rights are protected by having certain laws that you have to follow. They both include laws that make sure a patients safety isn't put at risk, make the patient feel as if they have trust with their social workers and also they protect a persons rights and their views. ...read more.

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