Describe the relationship between legislation, policy and practice in relation to supporting individuals to manage their behaviour

Study Notes

Legislation is the legal framework upon which policies are based. Care practitioners must ensure their practice adheres to local and organisational policies to ensure that they remain within the law and bet practice.

Legislation such as the Human Rights Act means individuals are free to make their own choices even unwise ones.

Policies such as safeguarding policy will mean that carers cannot agree to confidentiality with clients for certain information passed to them (such as disclosure of abuse) because they have a duty of care to pass this information onto relevant agencies or person(s).