Impartiality and confidentiality are really very important to our services.
When a young person receives support from us, we ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement. It gives name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last or current school/college.
The following words are on the agreement:
“The information you have given on this form will be held in paper format and on our secure client database. It is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that you have the right to see any information that is kept about you if you want to. This will be shared within Medway Youth Trust.
You also have the right to say whether this or other information about you is shared with other organisations. We will be able to help you more effectively if we are able to share your information with for example; school, college, training organisations and employers when you and your Adviser think it would be of help to you. We only share information that is needed and in your interest.
Your Adviser may ask you to complete a consent form to give us permission to pass on information. However if there is a legal requirement or duty to do so or if there is a risk of serious harm or threat to life then we have to pass on information even without your permission. If you are unhappy about this please let us know now or at any time in the future.”
We then ask a young person to tick a box which gives or refuses consent.
If you are a young person and have any questions about this, please ask an MYT Adviser.