Where possible, professionals will respect your confidentiality and will only share information with someone else if you say that’s okay.
However, if you tell them about something they feel puts you, or someone else, at risk of serious harm, they’ll need to share this information. This is because keeping people safe will always be more important than keeping a confidentiality promise.
This should be discussed with you first, and you should be helped to feel safe throughout the process. If you’re unhappy with how any information about you is shared, you have the right to complain.
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Sometimes young people feel worried about things going on in their world, but are afraid to report these concerns. If you don’t feel you can speak to a trusted adult, or you’re worried about speaking out, you can report things anonymously through Fearless.
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