pdf Family and Friend Carers Confidentiality Policy (115 KB)

pdf Family and Friend Carers and Confidentiality Policy on a Page (85 KB)

pdf Appendix 1 - Letter from Samantha Allen (48 KB)

pdf Appendix 2 - Working with Families and Carers (104 KB)

pdf Carers & Confidentiality Leaflet (33 KB)

pdf Carers & Confidentiality Leaflet 2 (32 KB)

Carers play an important role in many service users’ lives. Their knowledge and expertise represent an enormous resource for statutory sector mental health services. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is committed to the key standards in the Carers Trust Triangle of Care model for carer inclusion and support and this involves a specific commitment to developing policy and practice protocols regarding confidentiality and sharing information.

Staff members often struggle to balance the needs of carers with the right to confidentiality of service users. This guidance gives general advice about sharing information – the ideal information sharing strategy however is one that is designed with and tailored to all the individuals involved in a specific situation– the service user, carer and staff.

If you would like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analysis (EHRIA), please click on the link.

pdf EHRIA - Carers & Confidentiality (401 KB)