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Decision Making, Confidentiality and Sharing Information

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As your child gets older you may find that your role in decision making in his or her care and support changes. Health and social care professionals start to encourage disabled children and young people to take a more active role in their own care and support as they mature. This guide gives you an overview of the law and policy regarding decision making in health and social care, including confidentiality and the sharing of information.

Parents who have been closely involved in their child’s health and social care might find this change of approach difficult, especially if the reasons for their reduced involvement are not explained to them. This guide and flowchart covers the main areas relating to decision making through a series of questions and answers.

Decision making, confidentiality and sharing infromation - Cerebra the charity for children with brain conditions
Published 2013. This edition 2016. Review date 2019.

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