Privacy and Confidentiality Disclosure All information shared with the Counselor is confidential, meaning the child and family's information will not be shared with a third party without prior parental consent. There is, however, limits to confidentiality. These limits to confidentiality include: - counselors, like other Department of Education (DOE) staff, have a certain duty of care obligations to all students. Counselors are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. As specified under Part 5.1 A of the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007. - If the School Counselor reasonably believes that the student/client is at risk of harm to themselves or others, she has a duty of care to report this to a mental health service or the police. - If it is disclosed to the counselor that the student/client has engaged in a crime or is going to become involved in such an activity, the counselor will need to contact the proper authorities. Please note:Turner Mental Health Counseling will always consult with parents prior to any information being shared with a third party, such as an external agency or teacher. We will only share information with a third party if it is in your child's best interest. Counselors and Case Managers are required to keep a file for each student being seen. These files are kept in a secure database. If you have any questions concerning Privacy or Confidentiality, please contact Turner Mental Health Counseling at 502-994-6118.