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Teacher Confidentiality

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I am 18, and wanted to know if teachers would have to inform my mum of anything I told them, such as self harm, because I am 18.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I told my teacher was I was 15 and they just told the COP staff and then they spoke to me about it.

    So I wouldn't of thought they'd tell your parents, they'd keep that confidential :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No, they won't as you are classified as an adult.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey muchacha :wave:

    It's really positive that you're thinking about confiding in your teacher and good to find out what that could potentially mean. As brunettebarbie says, now that you are 18 it's unlikely that they would tell your mum but perhaps refer you to someone within the school.

    We have an article about confidentiality which might help to explain things: http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/selfharm/understandingconfidentiality Different schools will have their own policies within the school so you may want to ask your teacher for some info about theirs first? Just to put you at ease.

    Good luck with it :thumb:
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