An interview with Peter Jenkins, on the issues relating to confidentiality in therapeutic work with children and young people. This is a complex topic, but Peter conveys some key messages about the value of this counselling with force and clarity.
The interview covers a broad range of issues which will be of direct value to practitioners in this challenging field, whether as therapists, trainers, lecturers, managers or supervisors. Peter provides a strong case for building and maintaining high levels of confidentiality in therapeutic work with children and young people, based on research findings and on recent case law.
Themes covered include: Ethical issues in working with children and young people; good practice for counselling in schools; information-sharing and child protection; disclosures of abuse and pre-trial therapy; data protection and access to records of therapy by the courts, police and solicitors; access to records of therapy by parents and children plus therapy as a confidential space.