Induction Slideshow Privacy And Confidentiality

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A slideshow intended for new youthworkers, as part of their induction. Gives basic information for anyone working with young people, so they are aware of their employers' expectations

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Induction Slideshow Privacy And Confidentiality

  1. 1. Privacy and Confidentiality An introduction Click here to start
  2. 2. What is confidentiality?  ‘Confidentiality’ means making sure that information is only available to those who are authorised to have access.  Usually, this will mean keeping things secret between the client and you, the worker.  As a worker, you will find out things that should not be shared amongst your family, your community or the client’s family. Previous Next page
  3. 3. What is so important about confidentiality?  Confidentiality is important because clients tell us things, expecting us to keep it confidential. EXAMPLE: Jimmy told his new coach that he couldn’t come to football because there were some problems at home. He assumed he could tell his coach because he trusted coaches, even though he didn’t know the new one. Previous next page
  4. 4. What is so important about confidentiality?  Confidentiality is important because clients tell us things, expecting us to keep it confidential.  Confidentiality is all about our position of trust- we need to show people that we can be trusted. EXAMPLE: Cheryl wasn’t sure about telling her youthworker, Jim, about her drug problems. Her friend told her that Jim didn’t blab when he knew about her pregnancy, so they knew he could be trusted. Previous next page
  5. 5. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality can be hardest when you: Previous next page
  6. 6. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality can be hardest when you:  Feel like the family should know everything about their kids Previous next page
  7. 7. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality can be hardest when you:  Feel like the family should know everything about their kids  Think the law might have been broken Previous next page
  8. 8. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality can be hardest when you:  Feel like the family should know everything about their kids  Think the law might have been broken  Find it hard not to gossip Previous next page
  9. 9. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality can be hardest when you:  Feel like the family should know everything about their kids  Think the law might have been broken  Find it hard not to gossip  Are related to the people you work with Previous next page
  10. 10. Confidentiality is hard Confidentiality means proving that you, and your organisation, can be trusted. Often, young people can’t get help because there is no- one they trust enough to keep things confidential. You need to be that person! Previous next page
  11. 11. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: Previous next page
  12. 12. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out Previous next page
  13. 13. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out EXAMPLE 1: Barry said he was going to hurt Grace when he got home. The youthworker, Jim, had a duty to protect Grace, so he let Barry know that he couldn’t just keep this information to himself. They talked for a while, and Barry agreed to stay at a friend’s until he calmed down. Previous next page
  14. 14. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out EXAMPLE 2: Jim found out that Anna was trying to hurt herself by taking an overdose of drugs. He called an ambulance to protect her. Previous next page
  15. 15. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out  This is especially important if kids are involved Previous next page
  16. 16. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out  This is especially important if kids are involved EXAMPLE 3: Jim thinks that the kids he works with are being abused. He knows that he legally has to get some help for them. He calls DoCS, who set up some help for them. Previous next page
  17. 17. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out  If a major crime is planned or being committed Previous next page
  18. 18. There are exceptions: Sometimes we can’t keep things confidential. The exceptions are: If someone might get hurt because you don’t report what you know or find out  If a major crime is planned or being committed EXAMPLE 4: Jim knows about his clients’ drug use and they know he doesn’t tell the police. He makes sure his clients know he would have to tell police if he knew about, for example, drug trafficking. Previous next page
  19. 19. Confidentiality We need to keep files and records in a place where people won’t see them if they are not supposed to. Previous next page
  20. 20. Confidentiality We need to keep files and records in a place where people won’t see them if they are not supposed to. EXAMPLE 5: Jim keeps the permission/enrolment forms on a clipboard when he takes kids out on activities. He makes sure he puts it where no- one can read them, so that no- one finds out about other people’s medical problems. Previous next page
  21. 21. Confidentiality We need to keep files and records in a place where people won’t see them if they are not supposed to. Clients are always allowed to read their own files, though. We keep secrets for them, not from them. Previous next page
  22. 22. Confidentiality We need to keep files and records in a place where people won’t see them if they are not supposed to. Clients are always allowed to read their own files, though. We keep secrets for them, not from them. EXAMPLE 5: Stacey wants to read her file. Jim finds a time and place where she can do this. Stacey found some things which weren’t right, so Jim corrected them for her. Stacey now trusts the service even more, since she knows they won’t keep secrets from her. Previous next page
  23. 23. Confidentiality  It is important that young people know that you will mostly keep things confidential, so they can get help if they need it. Previous next page
  24. 24. Confidentiality  It is important that young people know that you will mostly keep things confidential, so they can get help if they need it.  It is important that young people also know that there are some things you legally have to report. Previous next page
  25. 25. Confidentiality  If you are not sure about whether to keep something confidential, ask your supervisor.  This fact sheet will tell you more about confidentiality: http://www.yapa.org.au/youthwork/facts/privacy.php Previous next page
  26. 26. End You have now finished the slideshow. Now check what you have learnt using the Induction check form. Previous Start again

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