They must protect the identity of the child they work with and that of their families and carers. They must do everything in their power to protect the privacy of every child and adult. This can be done by keeping their personal information safe and secure. They can pass it on those who have authorised and legitimate reason to have the information only after they have permission signing a consent form. If parents refuse permission then the school would not be able to pass on the information even if it involves a behavioural specialist working with a child who has special needs.
Explain the term ‘confidentiality’ 1. Confidentiality means being told something in confidence, not sharing information about people/children without their knowledge and agreement, and ensuring that written and electronic information cannot be accessed or read by people who have no reason to see it. Confidentiality is important because: • Children may not trust a teacher/support worker who does not keep information confidential, this could cause the child to feel upset if they knew the teacher/support worker told others about the child problem, it could also make the child not trust in the teacher/support worker and the child could keep other things to their self that need to be sorted out. • Children may not feel valued or able
Information given by parents or carers to nursery staff can’t be passed on to third parties. Personal issues will remain confidential to the people involved. 3. Sometimes there are situations when confidential information has to be shared if it has to do with a child, the parent’s permission should be given unless a child’s safety is at risk. Such as, if a child needs additional support from other professionals, you would help this child by contacting the certain professionals, if you suspect a child to be in a situation that risks their safety, an adult has disclosed information that may raise concerns over their ability to carry out daily duties in the setting.
And in addition the client may tell us themselves, information which we may deem risky to the clients or others lives. All information should remain confidential, and if the therapist breaches this, then they are likely to be sued. However if the life of the person is at risk or society as a whole then we may deem it necessary to breach confidentiality, however there is no consensus on what is deemed as harmful, and we would need to follow our governing body such as the BACP or Hypnotherapy society guidelines on how to deal with this. In most cases if you feel confidentiality has to be breached you should inform your client, as to the reasons why, this should be discussed in the initial consultation how and when you would do this, so you have an agreement before you start
You need to address them in a way that will not upset them or make them feel unhappy. False hope False hope is when you tell someone something that will happen but is not true or you have no control over whether it happens or not. For example, telling someone that if they contribute to the study it will help in changing something. Anonymity Protecting someone’s identity is very important in a research project, if you have told the individual that identity is going to be kept a secret. You have to make sure that the identity will be kept a secret and not get out which will cause problems for u and the
When a dilemma arises, my responsibility is to support individuals or their families to make informed choices. Even if I disagree with their decision, I can only give advice but can not force them. If an individual is willing to do something that involves some risk, I have to support people to make informed choices. Totally avoiding risks would limit individual’s choices and opportunities and it can lead to dependency and depression. I have to act in the person’s best interest but instead of encouraging them to avoid risks I have to support them and enable them to taking part in activities.
Families may be unwilling to highlight their needs as they are from a culture that believes all problems must be dealt with internally (i.e. within the family unit) and where any involvement from external agencies is seen as a breach of their privacy. Families can often feel as though their lives are being scrutinised and that they are being judged as failing because they need assistance for their child and family. It is important that the family is fully aware of the legal process they are about to enter into and that each step is clearly explained, thus avoiding any surprises and enabling an open line of communication. We have a strict policy within our setting which states that all confidential information is stored in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room with only senior members of staff having access to the key.
Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing Development. Assessing children and young people has to be done sensitively and accurately. There are a number of factors that have to be considered. CONFIDENTIALITY: Before you can carry out an observation on a child, you must get gain permission from parents or those responsible for the child. Most parents are happy for there children to be observed, although they would not want any other parents or people who have no involvement with the child to read any reports.
Although it is the parents or guardians decision to give consent it must be signed before any child can participate in any studies or research. Informed consent is when all risks and benefits have been fully explained and any questions should be answered before any consent is established. Personal information should not be disclosed to the public and all privacy and confidentiality issue should be addressed. Ethical issues also arise with the use of children and if they should be subject to something that might be harmful or painful. So anyone considering making a child be a part of a research study must consider if the benefits will out way the
This is essential in order to safeguard the children within our setting. We only hold information about the children that is important for us and their personal welfare. For example this can include, medication records, allergies, parents and full names. When information needs to be passed on and shared with other professionals then we need to ensure that we are complying with the data protection act. This act sets out clear guidelines which can be followed effectively in order to make sure that individuals private information does not get obtained by unnecessary people.