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1.1 Legislation and statutory frameworks

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

Legislation and statutory frameworks that apply to NHS, Social Care and Voluntary Sector providers include:

Health & Safety

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 2002 (PUWER)
  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Food Safety Act 1990
  • Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006
  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004

Mental Health & Mental Capacity

  • The Mental Health Act 1983
  • The Mental Health Act 2007
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Adult Care

  • The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Care Quality Commission Regulations
  • Care Quality Commission Fundamental Standards
  • Care Quality Commission Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs)
  • The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Protection of Freedoms Bill

Other

  • The Equality Act 2010

Learning Topic 1.1

Learners investigate the current UK legislation and statutory frameworks that apply to:

  • Social Care providers
  • NHS providers
  • Voluntary sector providers

These should include:

  • Health and Social Care Act Regulations
  • The Equality Act
  • The Care Act
  • CQC
    • Regulations
    • Fundamental standards
    • KLOE’s
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mental Health Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act
  • Health and Safety at Word Act 1974 and associated Regulations
  • Fit and proper person