If you are utilising the services of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, what you disclose remains confidential within the group, unless there are very serious concerns about your safety or another person’s safety.

Confidentiality may be broken if you disclose that:

  • You are at risk of harm
  • A child is being neglected or experiencing physical or sexual abuse
  • You have a suicide plan
  • You are at risk of harming yourself or somebody else
  • You were sexually abused in the past as there may still be a current risk to children from the alleged perpetrator
  • You have committed a serious criminal offence in the past or are planning to do so in the future

Even in these circumstances, we will not do anything without first talking it through with you and agreeing together in so far as it is possible on a course of action.