SCCPP provides confidential child psychology services. No information about you or your family will be shared with others without your explicit permission (with the exception of issues of safety detailed below).
The well-being and safety of children and young people is paramount and if a child or young person is at risk of harm then we are obliged to liaise with the relevant agencies for the safeguarding of children and young people. All professionals who work with children are required to abide by this legislation.
In simple terms, this means that if we come across a situation where we think a child is being harmed or hurt, or is harming or hurting another child or vulnerable person (for example an adult with a learning disability), we are obliged to tell other professionals who can help to resolve, or monitor the situation. This may include your child’s teacher, school nurse, health visitor, SENCo, BECo, social worker, paediatrician etc. Your child’s GP will always be informed, and other professionals will be informed on a “need to know” basis.
Whenever possible, we do this with the knowledge and agreement of parents or carers. When working on the premises of another organisation (i.e. a school) we will also abide by the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy of the organisation.