Counselling Disclosure and Permission Form
At Nowra Christian School, we provide a number of services to help the learning and development of students, and to look after their welfare and safety. Counselling is one aspect of those services. In helping your child, counsellors do so as a member of the school’s wellbeing team.
When your child comes to see one of us about an issue, it will generally be treated as confidential. However, we may also need to share information. This may occur if we have concerns about your child’s safety and wellbeing or the safety and wellbeing of others. We may need to share information to help your child’s ongoing educational needs. In these circumstances, we may need to share information with:• The Principal, Head of School or their delegate• Other staff but only on a need to know basis
We may also have a legal obligation to share certain information that you or your child have told us. We will keep notes of discussions with both yourself and your child. These normally will only be for our reference, but under certain circumstances, the Principal or Legal professionals may also need to access those notes and records.
If we are going to share information, we will normally discuss this with you, as well as the child.