We will only see a pupil on receipt of a written consent form from the parent/legal guardian/pupil (aged 13 year and older). The consent form will allow us to work with the pupil, produce a report and share it with the school/setting who have commissioned the work. On the consent form, the parent or pupil will be able to consent to the information being shared with other agencies involved with the pupil’s education.
To assist with the practicalities of managing the service, we have adopted a process that when a pupil reaches the age of 13 years, parental consent will expire and the pupil must then consent for themselves. In extraordinary circumstances, where the pupil does not have the capacity to understand the consequences of consenting, they cannot give informed consent. A third party, with the legal right to make decisions on their behalf, can then give consent.