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Understand the legal, policy and service framework in mental health

Reference
A/616/2643
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
5
Guided Learning Hours
16
 
Aim
This unit is about understanding the legal, policy and service framework requirements for those working in mental health services. It covers promoting the rights of individuals with mental health problems, as well as the rights and responsibilities of those working in mental health services.


Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
Other important legislation:
• Mental capacity – Mental Capacity Act - DoLS
• Mental Health – Mental Health Act CAMHS
• Disability rights
• Human rights
• Eligibility for services
• Safeguarding vulnerable adults
• Health and safety
• Data protection
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.
Others may include:
• Team members
• Other colleagues
• Those who use or commission their own health or social care services
• Families, carers and advocates

Qualifications offering this unit

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