The benefits of public, child welfare and education collaborations are numerous. However, different privacy laws that dictate professional practice within each respective system may cause tensions to surface across service agencies in the interpretation and implementation of these policies. A new perspective on the interpretation of these confidentiality policies is offered to guide the child welfare and education workforce in cross-disciplinary decision-making that maximizes the educational well-being of children in care.
Day, A., Edwards, H., Pickover, S., & Leever, M. (2013). When does Confidentiality become an impediment rather than a pathway to meeting the educational needs of students in the foster care system? Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Fall,, 36-47.