Lots of what we want to talk about is very difficult, sensitive and being able to trust our workers is important for children and young people.
Information that children share with staff is confidential and will only be shared with others looking after them. However, there are limits to confidentiality. Staff have a duty to ensure that children and young people are safe and they will need to share information if they think a child/young person may be at risk. In some circumstances staff may need to discuss a child/young person’s welfare with specialist staff within the organisation and with other agencies.
Wherever possible they will discuss with the child and/or parent/carer first what information they intend to share. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can discuss this with staff caring for that child/young person and they can support you in getting help.