However, King’s has a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of our students and any relevant vulnerable groups. We will assess your need and level of risk, and aim to support you in the most appropriate way.
Important to know: Depending on your situation, we may deem it most appropriate to engage with another service which may be an external service, such as emergency services, community mental health services or specialist support services within local authorities.
To enable our staff to support you, we have internal guidance to support staff with safeguarding our students.
To see this guidance, you can view:
- Reporting a Safeguarding Concern
- Safeguarding Policy: This has the reporting document and several other documents, detailing our safeguarding procedures.
Are there any circumstances where information may be shared without my consent?
There will be circumstances where information may be shared without your consent.
- Where there is an emergency or serious risk to safeguard you
- Where you are under 18 or you a vulnerable adult and still at risk
- If there is an ongoing risk of serious harm to you or others
Where there has been a breach of confidentiality, the sharing of information will be limited and proportional, disclosing enough information to address the identified risk of harm to you and/or others.
Understanding consent-sharing in various circumstances
Here are some examples of scenarios where a concern around risk of harm to self or others would result in information being shared with a third party: