Human Rights Act 1998:- Allows individuals to get help if they believe that their human rights have been infringed. Working in health and social care you will be working within the provision of the Human Rights protecting the most vulnerable adults as well as children.
Care Quality Commission (CQC):- Is a public body of the UK government that regulates and inspects all health and social care services in the UK. Its function is to assess and monitor the performance of all the care providers who must be registered to make sure all safety requirements are met.
The Mental Health Act 1983: - This act is to safeguard the interests of an individual who is 'incapable by reason of mental disorder of managing and administering his property and affairs'. The Mental Health Act 1983 gives power to authorize virtually any transaction on behalf of a patient and to do whatever is necessary or expedient for the maintenance or benefit of the individual or their family.
Mental Capacity Act 2005:- Is an Act of the UK parliament whose purpose is to provide a legal frame for acting on behalf and making decisions for people who lack the ability to make such decisions for themselves. It is used to plan what a person’s needs are for the future of their wellbeing in future care and best interests and also to help with difficult decisions. It is not to be used or a decision be made until it is deemed that an individual lack’s the ability to make their own decision taking away their rights and freedom.
Equality Act 2011:- Its purpose is to make sure that everyone is treated fairly in all aspects of employment and private and public services regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. To ensure that all care provided for the individual meets with their rights beliefs and choice and individuals have a right to be given the equal access to facilities and treatments they require and treated with respect Regardless of...