Summarise The Importance Of Legislation

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Under the Data Protection Act, any personal information obtained on children within the school must meet strict confidentiality rules. The purpose of gaining the information must be established. It must be stored so as not to allow any third party access, this should include securing hard copies in a locked office or password protecting information kept electronically. If a parent gives me information about a child, I should ensure this is recorded correctly and following school policies, passing it on to the relevant member of staff as soon as possible. If information needs to be shared with other staff or agencies it must be done through the correct channels, parent consent in most instances will be required. Where a child protection concern

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