Describe the Potential Tension Between Maintaining an Individuals Confidentiality and Disclosing Concerns

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Unit 51 Outcome 4
Question 3
Describe the potential tension between maintaining an individual’s confidentiality and disclosing concerns. • Where abuse of a child or young person is suspected
All settings should have a designated person to deal with child protection issues. If you have concerns that a child is being abused it is our job to disclose this information to the designated/manager of the setting unless you think by disclosing the information will put the child/young person in further danger.
This can be very hard to work out so having colleagues to discuss this will help you come to a quick conclusion and more accurately. This can become very difficult if you feel that there is child/young person abuse issue and the
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• This information needs to be shared with the designated person or manager in a private and confidential area of your setting. This information needs to be shared with the designated person immediately so that the child will not come to any more harm, this should be done in a confidential area so that the conversation is not over heard and no information is given to the abuser at this time. Possible tensions could arise after the abuser has been informed of the alleged abuse. This could be face to face or via telephone call. The parent/carer could remove their child’s from our care and a s practitioners this is not what we want because we need to monitor the child if they are left within their parents care.
• Record the information that is given accurately and on the correct paperwork with drawings if needed (incident recording form). When a child discloses information to you, you should never cross examine them due to then getting confused in what they are saying and also without realising it you could be putting words into their head, so the child will use your words and not their own words. The information that should be recorded should be the child’s word. Do not ask question only write what the child has said if possible have a

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