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Author pammy 2019
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#1 | Posted: 10 Jul 2019 18:27
hi new to this what are the current legislation, national guidelines, organisational policies and protocols affecting work practice
Author careteam
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#2 | Posted: 11 Jul 2019 16:48
There are literally hundreds of pieces of legislation, good practice guidance and policies for social care and this would be an extremely long answer to cover them all. Plus, this would probably be counter- productive given you are new to the industry. However, there are some key pieces of Legislation/guidance that you must be familiar with in Health & Social Care they are:

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulation 2014 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111117613/contents
The Health & Social Care Registration regulation 2009 (part 4) https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20150210_guidance_for_providers_on_meeting _the_regulations_final_01.pdf
The CQC Key Line of Enquiry (KLOES) https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20171020-adult-social-care-kloes-prompts-a nd-characteristics-showing-changes-final.pdf
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/contents
The Care Act 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/contents/enacted
The Equalities act 2010 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (Data Protection Act 2018) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2018/12/contents/enacted
The Health & Safety at work Act 1974 http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm

There is a lot of good practice guidance the main sources of which come from:

The National Institute for Health and Care excellence or NICE as they are more commonly known https://www.nice.org.uk/
The Care Quality Commission or CQC as they are more commonly known https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/nhs-trusts/guidance-providers
Skills for Care https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/CQC-provider-support/CQC-provider-support.aspx
The Social Care Institute for excellence or SCIE as they are more commonly known https://www.scie.org.uk/
The Equality and Human Rights Commission https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/guidance-employers

As far as policies are concerned every organisation must have a set of policies which covers every aspect of their business operations. For more information the W&P website contains a lot of information about Policies and Procedures including a full list of the policies that are included in a set. This will give you an idea of the policies needed to run and effectively manage a care service. https://www.wandptraining.co.uk/policies-procedures-health-social-care/

There is a lot of information here so start with the first 3 on the list above as these are the backbone of Health and Social Care. If you can get a base understanding of these the others will be a lot easier to assimilate and understand.

Good Luck!

Keith @ W&P

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