Children and Young People

 

Young people from aged 13 (and sometimes younger) are allowed to make decisions about how their health record is shared

A parent or guardian may apply for access to young person's record

If a young person does not consent – we may not provide access to the adult

If the young person does not have the capacity to understand, we may provide access to the adult because it is in the young person's best interest to do so

Young people can ask us to keep certain parts of their record confidential

If the young person is making decisions about their information that puts them at risk – we may notify adults with parental rights