Sharing information about an individual without identifying them

Sometimes it is necessary to talk about an individual child or young person in order to seek general advice about a learning support need.

For example, a school wants advice about whether a child should be placed on a register.

This can be done without identifying the child or young person, which means you will not need to seek consent.

Do not include the name or any detailed information that would give away their identity. In small communities where it is often easy to identify a child or family, this will mean being careful and using professional judgement about what you share.

If you’re not sure that it is possible to do so without identifying the child, you can tell parents about your concerns and ask permission to talk to other professionals to seek further advice.

 

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