Developing a Confidentiality Policy for Post-Primary Schools

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This document has been produced in order to outline how information about students should be treated by those who learn and work in schools.

Some suggestions are made to help schools to clarify how information is treated and to enable school staff to develop relevant policies in that regard.
Although particular reference is made to confidentiality in the work of the Guidance Counsellor, emphasis is placed on the adoption of a whole-school approach to the issues.
This document contains five sections as follows:
1. General information pertaining to Confidentiality and Consent in Guidance in the school context
2. A sample ‘School Confidentiality Policy’ which may be adjusted for use in post-primary schools.
3. A sample ‘Confidentiality and Consent Checklist’
4. A sample ‘Consent Form to Attend Confidential One to One GuidanceSessions' for parents/guardians
5. A list of references and relevant documents / information
On downloading the PDF and saving to your device you can type directly into certain sections of the document directly, or  you can delete the prefilled content and print.

See below for download link.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Date for Review: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

NCGE and Colum Layton

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