Community > Safeguarding Children > Appendix 3: Confidentiality Statement

The Diocese of Ossory recognises the importance of ensuring peoples right to confidentiality is committed to keeping confidential all personal information about children and their families. They only exception may be when child protection or welfare concerns arise in relation to a child. In this situation information will be shared on a need to know basis in the best interest of the child as follows:

  • Information will only be forwarded on a “need to know” basis in order to safeguard the child or young person
  • Giving information to appropriately designated persons and/or statutory authorities for the protection of a child is not a breach of confidentiality
  • Primary carers have a right to know if personal information is being shared and a report is being made to the HSE unless doing so could out the child at further risk.
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