Finding the balance: Children’s right to confidentiality in an age of information sharing

Date: 29th September 2011
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
Author: Centre for Learning in Child Protection

A report from a Roundtable event organised by ChildLine Scotland and the Centre for Learning in Child Protection at the University of Edinburgh to critically explore children's right to confidentiality and the need to share appropriate information with an explicit aim of safeguarding children.

The event involved thirty participants with specific expertise and insights into confidentiality across health, education, social work, children's hearings and third sector organisations.

Discussions were informed by presentations that highlighted the key issues from legal, policy and practice perspectives. Children and young people's views were also shared via a presentation.