Confidentiality & records
Ensuring Confidentiality between a child/young person and Calm Little Mind’s worker is crucial to the success of the relationship and outcomes of our sessions. Child Protection concerns and the welfare of the children and young people will at times need to take precedence over confidentiality. While we will always work within confidentiality codes, clients must be aware that there is no such thing as absolute confidentiality when working with children and young people, as safeguarding will always be the priority. Only in very exceptional circumstances would we be unwilling to share concerns with the parents or carer.
It is important to understand that when we write our end of service letter or any reports that you may require, that these will be shared with both parents/carers with whom have parental responsibility. This is standard practice to ensure we are inclusive to both parents/carers of the child/young person, especially where parents have separated. Thank you for your understanding.