Terms of Service

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Swansea Young People’s Sexual Health Information Pathway Principles

 

 

  • We believe that all young people have the right to free and confidential information, advice and support in relation to sexual health.

 

  • We believe the best way to protect young people, who are sexually active, is to reaffirm their right to access confidential sexual health services, whilst empowering and supporting professionals to help them to do this.

 

  • We aim to achieve the twin goals of protecting young people from harm and ensuring that their right to confidentiality is properly upheld, in keeping with the law and good practice guidance.

 

  • We understand that safeguarding is paramount and believe services supporting sexually active young people need effective tools to make an assessment of their support needs, as well as whether they are at risk of harm or exploitation.

 

  • We believe in the importance of an effective multi-agency approach that ensures young people are always offered the right service, at the right time.

 

  • We understand that young people may need support to access sexual health information and sexual health services and that all professionals working with young people, in any capacity, should understand the importance of this.

 

  • We believe that appropriate information sharing must be carried out with care and consideration to the young person’s right to privacy. Professionals should help young people to understand why it may be necessary to share information.

 

  • Generally, information should only be shared, without the consent of the young person, if there is a serious risk of harm to the young person, or someone else.

  • We believe that, in the event of safeguarding disclosure, agencies should work together to enable the young person to disclose in a way that they feel safe and confident in the response of the professional to whom they are disclosing.

 

  • We believe that professionals working with sexually active young people, in any capacity, should be supported to make effective and timely decisions in accordance with these principles.

  • We believe that all young people should be educated in a manner that empowers them to take control of their sexual health and enables them to confidently access services.