Explain The Difficulties In Disclosure Of Confidential Information

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Confidentiality is the keeping of personal information about a person or persons securely. Confidential information is: personal information of a private or sensitive nature; and information that is not already lawfully in the public domain or readily available from another public source; and information that has been shared in circumstances where the person giving the information could reasonably expect that it would not be shared with others.
As a teaching assistant all information must be treated confidentially as stated in the ‘Data Protection Act 1998’, any information must be stored as stated in the Act and all member of staff must be familiar with this and follow the guidelines. In my role I ensure that no information is passed on to any third parties and always checking with my line manager if I am
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There will not be breach of confidence where there is explicit consent to the sharing.
Where disclosure of information is not authorised by the person who provided it, practitioners may lawfully share it if this can be justified in the public interest. Seeking consent should be the first option, if appropriate.
It is possible to identify some circumstances in which sharing confidential information without consent will normally be justified in the public interest. These are:
When there is evidence that the child is suffering or is at risk of suffering significant harm
Where there is reasonable cause to believe that a child may be suffering or at risk of significant harm
To prevent significant harm arising to children and young people or serious harm to adults, including through the prevention, detection and prosecution of serious crime.
Serious crime for the purposes of this guidance means any crime which causes or is likely to cause significant harm to a child or young person or serious harm to an

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