NQSW resource - Outcome statement 8. Recording and sharing information
Recording and sharing information: Achieving this outcome
Here are some ways of demonstrating that you have achieved this outcome:
- Show that you are aware of and have used and complied with relevant national and local guidance on recording and sharing information. This includes the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of practice for social care workers and Code of practice for employers of social care workers, and data protection and multi-agency protocols.
- Be clear about how you have applied the Skills for Care's Common core principles to support self-care.
- Use your records to demonstrate how you have been open and honest with the person (and/or their family where appropriate) about the sharing of information and seek their agreement, unless it is unsafe or inappropriate to do so.
- You will need to show how you have been inclusive, and ensured that individuals have had the opportunity to participate in decisions about their care.
- Your records should distinguish between fact and opinion, and you should show how you have verified information from other sources.
- When working in collaboration, show how you have used protocols with other organisations to establish roles and responsibilities and develop and agree your interventions
- Demonstrate that your decision-making process has been thoughtful and well-balanced, considering the safety and well-being of the person with whom you are working.
- If you are not sure about your decisions, role or judgement, particularly concerning information-sharing, you should record where you have raised the issue and with whom, for example, your supervisor, colleagues or other organisations.
Check how far you have met this outcome
- Used appropriate guidance, legislation and policy to inform your actions and decisions?
- Made every effort to seek consent to share information?
- Maximised the opportunities for people to participate in how their support will be delivered?
- Distinguished between fact and opinion and verified information from others?
- Recorded differences of opinion and the process you have undertaken to reach difficult decisions?
- Accurately recorded people’s views, conflicts and plans for resolution, in a way that is understandable to everyone involved?
- Shared information sensitively and appropriately?
- Used supervision to reflect upon your practice and the impact it has had on outcomes?
Use the Portfolio (Word file) document to record your reflection on this outcome statement.