Any information regarding your child or your family, given to me either verbally or in writing, will be treated as confidential in line with the Data protection Act 1998.
I am registered with the ICO (information commissioners Office) and abide by the rules of storing sensitive information securely.
Parents will have access to their own child’s records but not to others. All documentation relating to your child is stored in a file, which is not accessible to any other party.
I will not discuss your child with others unless I have permission from you, for example to take your baby to be weighed by the Health Visitor. I will however divulge confidential information to Social Services and to Ofsted if I have any concerns that your child is being abused. Please see my Child Protection Policy.
You will also find out confidential information about my family and myself during the course of our working relationship and I would be grateful if you too would respect my family’s confidentiality and not repeat what you may have been told to other parties. No one likes to be gossiped about.
If you have any concerns regarding this policy please do not hesitate to contact me.
Reviewed by Heidi Sharp 16/01/2018