Describe situations where information normally considered to be confidential might need to be passed on
Sometimes confidential information disclosed by a client may need to be passed on to others:
If there is a risk of danger or harm to the client, or other people, if abuse is suspected, or if there is suspected misconduct of a colleague, [ in respect of care of a client, (Whistle-blowing).
You must inform the client why the information needs to be passed on to others, and that it is your
responsibility to do so.
These are the situation might need to be passed on.
-When service user has marks of bruises which I suspect may have been caused by familymembers of other member of staff, but the service user do not say anything.
-A service user says that they suspect another Care worker of stealing but does not want toanything as it could get the person in trouble.
-Or if we believe that the lifestyle of service user e.g., drinking excessive amount of Alcohol is putting their health at serious risk.
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