4.4 explain how and when to seek advice about confidentiality
Confidentiality is not about keeping secrets; it is about protecting an individual s right to privacy. You may obtain private, personal information from children or parents as part of your work role. [ As an early years practitioner you have a duty to: keep personal information about children and families private only share information about children and families with those who have a right to
know or when a parent has given permission. Your workplace will have a confidentiality policy that sets out the rules and procedures on sharing confidential information. You should read this and make sure that you follow it in your practice. You may be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of your employment contract. Again, you should have a clear understanding of what this means in practice. ]
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