Situations where Confidential Information might need to be Passed on

Examples of situations where information, normally considered to be confidential, might need to be shared:

  • A person is likely to harm themselves
  • A person has been, or is likely to be, involved in a serious crime
  • A person is likely to harm others
  • Your safety is placed at risk
  • A child or vulnerable adult has suffered, or is at risk of suffering, significant harm
  • For evidence in a legal case
  • During inspections by regulators such as the CQC
  • If it is in the ‘best interests’ of the individual, for example, in the case of a medical emergency (the person was unconscious) or they were unable to pass on the information themselves

Use to answer question 6.4c of the Care Certificate

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