Handle Information in Care Settings

This mandatory unit for the Level 2 Diploma in Care covers information management in care settings.


It explores the need for secure information systems and how to access, store, record and share information.

There are three learning outcomes each consisting of two assessment criteria:

  1. Understand the need for secure handling of information in care settings
    1. Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in care settings
    2. Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a care setting
  2. Know how to access support for handling information
    1. Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information
    2. Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information
  3. Be able to handle information in accordance with agreed ways of working
    1. Keep records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible
    2. Follow agreed ways of working for: recording information,storing information, sharing information
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