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The only time a child’s confidence will be breached is if the counsellor thinks there is a safeguarding risk and that breaching confidence will:

Prevent harm to a child’s development and health

Protect a child who is being abused or are at risk of being abused

Ensure a child has sufficient care

If a counsellor believes there is a safety concern surrounding the child, it is likely that this will be discussed with the child during the session and the parent/carer after the session. Together the counsellor, parent and child will discuss the approach that will be taken and will consider any other agencies that may need to be advised. If this does happen support will be offered to the child during this process.

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