The Child and Family Advocate will seek verbal and written consent for the sharing of information from parents and young people who are seen at the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre. The Child and Family Advocate will assist children and young people and families to participate in decision making and planning and this begins within seeking their consent to share information and plan comprehensive responses.
It is the professional responsibility of all service providers to share relevant information about a child to promote their wellbeing. The Children and Community Services Act 2004 allows relevant information about a child to be share, provided that it is done in good faith. The Act allows for the protection of children to be the paramount consideration that overrides client confidentiality.
See Working together for a better future for at risk children and families: Guide on Information Sharing at www.childprotection.wa.gov.au/
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