Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Written Asignment 2 (28/04/2014)
Unit 203 Communication and professional relationships and children, young people and adults
Unit 202 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people



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Unit 203 Criteria 4.2

Schools keeps a certain amount of confidential information on pupils and adults and this means that information and records that we have access to must be protected and safeguarded and must only be used for intended purpose. It is important that all staff are aware of the schools confidentialilty policy as this gives guidelines on how we must handle confidential information.
Adults who work with children needs to be aware of relevant legal requirements and procedures covering confidentiality, data protection and disclosure of information. This includes Data Protection Act 1998 which is designed to ensure that confidential information cannot be passsed on to others without the individuals consent.
They are eight principles of practice which govern the use of personal information. They state that information must be:
*Fairly and lawfully processed
*Processed for limited purposes
*Adequate, relevant and not excessive
*Accurate and up to date
*Not kept longer than necessary
*Secure
*Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection
*Processed in accordance with the data subjects rights

All staff must ensure that these principles are followed at all times when dealing with issues around the school to the individual needs of the children who we work with. As part of our role, we need to know how and when to share any information we have access to. Any information obtained is only shared with the people who have the right to the information, for example, the class teacher or SENCO for the pupils who have SEN.

We must make sure not to pass information to:
*Other children
*Other parents
*Other professionals unless parents has been consulted
*Visitors

There are sme information that needs to be disclosed...