1.2 Explain The Importance Of Confidentiality In Schools

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The circumstances where confidentiality can be breeched are as follows: When the child or young person has signs of abuse for example physical abuse, bullying, or neglect and when there is evidence that the child or young person is homeless. In these instances, you should first refer to the school’s child protection policy to ensure you are following the correct procedures and reporting to the correct authority. If deemed appropriate the situation has to be reported to external officials such as, social services, the Police, child’s parents and/or other teachers. As the Children Act states that children must be protected from significant harm, therefore when a child or a young person makes a disclosure the adult has to be clear to the child
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