All NHS services, including CAMHS, have a duty to record information about the assessments and treatment provided and to keep information about patients confidential. This means that we will not share information about you without your permission. 

It can be helpful when services like CAMHS, Social Work and Education share relevant information about you, and work together. You will be asked about which information it is OK to share with different professionals when you have your appointment. 

The person who referred you will be routinely kept informed of how you are getting on.  

The only exception we have to maintaining confidentiality would be if we were concerned about someone’s safety. In this case we would be required to pass on information in order to protect that person. To read more, go to Getting it right for every child – information sharing.

If you have any questions about confidentiality, please ask the person you’re working with in CAMHS.