Choose three pieces of legislation that might be particularly relevant to your organisation and the setting in which you work and explore the impact in more detail

Consider the following list of legislation taken from the CQC website page referenced above. Choose three pieces of legislation that might be particularly relevant to your organisation and the setting in which you work and explore the impact in more detail using the table to record your findings.

 

Legislation Relevant sections Must have Nice to know
 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006  All All staff (both paid and unpaid) must have a DBS check. This is a legal responsibility of the employer.  There are two types of DBS check – one for working with vulnerable adults and another for working with children.
 Equality Act 2010  All All staff must be treated equitably and given the same opportunities. The Equality Act supercedes several other pieces of legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act, Equal Pay Act, Sex Discrimination Act etc.
 MCA Code of Practice  All Individuals should be assumed to have capacity to make decisions unless it has been proved otherwise. Making unwise decisions does not mean lack of capacity, Individuals must be assessed on a decision-by-decision basis. Individuals should be given all the support they need to make informed decisions before being assessed as lacking capacity.

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