Confidentiality Policies and Procedures

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All documents that have been handed over to me regarding your childs welfare will be kept confidential, safe and secure. The only instance where confidentiality may be broken is if there is a child protection issue that requires me to pass on relevant information to safeguard a child from harm, which is my top priority.

All parents must read and sign that they have read and understand my policies and procedure on how I run my setting. I will comply with the Data Protection Act on information sharing. If a child is identified as a child in need (section 17 of the Children Act 1989) I will, normally with the parent’s permission, give appropriate information to referring agencies. I expect parents to inform me of any changes in the child’s home circumstances, care arrangements or any other change which may affect the child’s behaviour such as a new baby, parents’ separation, divorce or any bereavement. All information shared will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed without the parent(s)’ consent, except as required by law, for example, there appears to be a child protection issue. Please see my Safeguarding Policy. Ofsted may require to my see records at any time and parents may request to see any information being kept on their child at any time All accident and incidents will be recorded and kept for legal purposes If I keep records relating to individual children on my computer I will ask for the parent’s permission. The information will be securely stored to prevent viewing of the information by others with access to the computer, for example, in password-protected files.
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