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  • Is child therapy confidential?
    This type of therapy is not a secret but we would ask you not to quiz the child about the process. If they choose to discuss it with you (as they often do), please do not put pressure on them to discuss any topics they have raised or ask them to be “good”. In therapy it is important that children can also bring “bad” or difficult feelings and worries.

    If you are anxious about any part of what your child mentions please call your initial assessor and they will be happy to discuss themes of the work with you. The therapist will not disclose specific details in order to maintain the child’s trust and feeling of safety unless child protection is raised. A written summary can be provided when treatment ends. If child protection issues such as abuse or neglect are raised the therapist is legally bound to report them to social services to ensure the child's safety.