In my role I am acting as a safe and trusted individual who will support families through times of great upheaval and stress. Typically this involves being a confidante and a holder of secrets, and I take this very seriously.

However, if I become aware of anything that indicates someone is being, or at risk of being, abused or neglected in any way, I have a moral and ethical obligation to report my concerns to the relevant services for a deeper assessment. If this happens I will make you aware that I am making such a report unless it would actively increase the danger to the vulnerable person.

Please note that if I were ever to make such a report, the information included would only pertain to the specific safeguarding concern, not every piece of information ever shared. Having a safeguarding concern does not mean all confidentiality is suspended, and anything unrelated to the specific safeguarding concern would still be kept confidential.