social services and confidentiality
Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:22 pm
Hi I am currently doing an assessment for viability but had the mother call me last night saying she doesn't want me to have the children anymore as she has found out I had reported a bruise to social services last year. When I reported it I asked to be kept anonymous but she has been given all the details including my name and statement I gave when I called and that I had asked not to be named. Are they breaking data protection rules by disclosing things to her even though I asked not to this has caused lots of trouble within the family! Will this cause problems with the assessment the kids are on an interim care order and the social worker told us if they do not go back 2 the parents and don't come to us they are going to be adopted. I am worried she will tell the social worker she doesn't want me to have them and they will say no and have them adopted out. I am unsure of our rights and what to do?