Care Planning and Recording Information Awareness (including data protection and confidentiality)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of Care Planning, Recording Information & Report Writing within Health and Social Care

This course teaches learners the value of proper care planning and highlights the problems that may arise when planning is inadequate. It covers the importance of personalised planning and includes practical areas such as data protection, confidentiality and recording of information.

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Course Details

Care Planning, Recording Information & Report Writing Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Care planning awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England – Unit 9 – Handling information in health and social care settings

  • 1.1 – Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care 
  • 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a health and social care setting 
  • 2.2 – Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over recording, storing or sharing of information 
  • 3.1 – Keep records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible 

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2 

  • A5 – How to contribute towards the development and creation of a care plan underpinned by the individual’s preferences in regard to the way they want to be supported 

The Care Certificate 

  • 14.1a – Describe the agreed ways of working and legislation regarding the recording, storing and sharing of information 
  • 14.1b – Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording, storing and sharing information

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance 

  • Introduction 
  • The Care Act 2014 
  • CQC Fundamental Standards 
  • Regulation 17 – Good governance 
  • The Data Protection Act 1998 
  • The European General Data Protection Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) 
  • The Caldicott Principles 

Section 3 – Care Planning 

  • Definitions 
  • The Care Planning Process 
  • Types of Care Plans 
  • Completing Care Plans 
  • Care Planning – other aspects 
  • Storage of Care Plans and Other Documentation 
  • Consequences of “Poor” Care Planning 

Section 4 – Recording Information 

  • Introduction 
  • Service User Records 
  • What Should be Recorded 
  • Records Used 
  • Problems with Reporting 

Section 5 – Confidentiality 

  • Information 
  • Social Media


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