Privacy at Collingham

What will my parents know about my treatment?

The staff at Collingham will speak with your parents or carers about your treatment and how you are getting along. This is because we are all working together to help you and your family.

If there are things that you do not want us to tell your parents, we will talk to you about this and decide whether we must tell them or not. This will depend on things like how old you are and what you might want to keep private. Sometimes we must talk to your parents if there is something they need to know to keep you safe.

Who else will know about my treatment?

The staff at Collingham will sometimes talk with grown-ups who know you (such as teachers, doctors, social workers, psychologists, nurses) and tell them how you are getting along. The staff might talk to new people if they will be seeing you when you leave Collingham. This is so that they can continue to help you and your family.

We will tell you who we are talking to. If there are things you do not want us to tell other people we will talk to you about this. We have a duty to keep you safe and would need to share any concerns we have about your safety in general.

Your case records are kept safely on a secure computer system, so only the staff working at Collingham can see your record. If you or your parents want to see these records, please speak to a member of staff.