Health and Social Care Policies A2 Unit 10 A02

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AO2 - Identify the possible effects of national policies and legislation on care practice and provision
Changes in policies and legislation
Policies and legislations are laws and governed rules put into place to protect people and things. Policies are a set of principles, rules and guidelines formulated or adopted by an organisation to reach its long term goals and are typically published in a booklet or another form with is widely accessible. Every business and child care has to have policies in place to protect their service users and others. It is a legal requirement to have policies in place and that they are followed. Legislation is a law which is set and suggested by the government and is made official by a parliament. This means that it is a legal requirement to do as the legislation says and if it is breached, there will be severe consequences like imprisonment. Polices and legislation are in place to ensure standard and good care is provided for the service users and others. If there were no rules and legislation in place, anyone could od anything. For example, if you get hurt in work, there is the Safety at Work Act which covers any cost for treatment you need or compensation. However, if that legislation was not in place, you wouldn’t get anything but your injury.
There have been some changes in legislation over the years and these changes are essential in order for the legislation to be as updated as it can be which would ensure the legislation works. I have looked at some general legislation which have had changes made to them over the past 5 years and have found out that the Children and Young Person Act in 1933 has been updated as well as the Family Reform Act 1969. Updates to legislation are important to keep t\up to date and to ensure necessary changes are made to protect people.
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