Review Current Legislation And organisational practices

Review Current Legislation And organisational practices

Review Current legislation and organisational practices and policies for partnership working in health and social care (M1, M2)

Legislations in the social and healthcare have a set of regulations and rules that are formulated by the government to secure or protect the employees and patients in the organisations under the social and health care industry.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is among the various legislations for working partnerships. The act’s basic objective is to entitle people who are unable to make plans or take decisions for them, and provides plans on their behalf to improve their living standards. According to the Act, every person has the right to take decisions about their life, to do whatever makes them happy (Webber et al. 2015, p.182). The similar concept is applied to patients who are admitted to mental hospitals. Professional agencies, such as local authorities, mental health providers, police, social services and families all require assessing the mental capability of an individual before the other party can make a decision that can affect their lives. All connected agencies that have an impact on the service user require working efficiently.

Another important legislation is the Children’s Act 1989. The primary objective of this Act is to offer security and safety to fulfill every need that a child can have so that their future could be bettered and they can grow up to become efficient citizens. The involved authorities in the improvement of the future of children take care of their wishes, needs and have plans to accomplish their desires and wants. Child security is a major concern in the country, and health and social care multi-agency partnerships are very important to assure their safety.

The other legislative policy is the National Health Service Modern Dependable Act (1997). This Act emphasises that social and health care centres should agree on similar work plans to improve their offered services to consumers. The policies of legalization have moved further to motivate joint deployment and education of staff for healthcare systems.

Other acts that have helped health and social care services include Disability Discrimination Act and Care Standard 2000 and Equality Act 2010 (Minogue and Donskoy, 2017, p.11).