Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound’s work with children and families involves being aware of, recording and keeping sensitive and confidential information. This policy applies to all staff, volunteers, students and management.
It is the policy of Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound to ensure that all who use and work in the provision can do so with confidence.
We respect the need for confidentiality by:
Designating registered person (Lee Burnell) as the lead person for information/communications sharing.
Ensuring that parents/carers have access to any files and records about their own children but do not have access to information about any other children.
Arranging to share information with parents/carers who request it, in private.
Ensuring that issues to do with the employment of staff, volunteers and students, whether paid or unpaid, remain confidential to the people directly involved with making personnel decisions.
Enabling staff, volunteers and students to have access to their own files and records, but not to information about any other member of staff, volunteer or student.
Ensuring that staff, volunteers and students do not discuss concerns about individual staff members with anyone other than their delegated manager.
Ensuring that staff, volunteers and students sign that they have read, accept and implement the confidentiality policy at their induction.
Keeping all documents/forms and electronic data containing personal information securely in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/the_guide.aspx (this also applies to transporting personal information from place to place).
Ensuring that confidential information is shared with other agencies only by the Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound’s delegated person who has the authority to do so. In these circumstances the parents’/carers’ consent is obtained (except in cases where this may place a child at risk).
Making available personal data to CIW as required by day care regulations.
Keeping records of concerns/information relating to children’s safeguarding confidential and in line with Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound’s child protection policy and the All Wales Child Protection Procedures.
Taking seriously any breach of confidentiality at Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound. This is considered as gross misconduct that can lead to disciplinary action and dismissal.
Following statutory regulations regarding the period of storing information (for example: company law, insurance company, CIW, Data Protection Act 1998, charity law and local authority).
Disposing of any information (that can be disposed of) responsibly, by shredding or burning.
Ensuring any computer or electronic device holding personal data is wiped before it is passed onto a third party.
Ensuring that any computer or electronic device that has shared use (for example in a committee member’s family) has a system of password protection (as a minimum) for any stored personal information.
Obtaining parents’/carers’ consents before using cameras, or video recording equipment with their children.
This Confidentiality policy and procedure was passed for use in Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound
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