Respecting the Confidentiality of Children in Care and Their Families


Knowing what to share and with whom can be confusing for a foster parent. This tip sheet provides information on what is okay to share, what is not, and who to go to when you’re just not sure. It also gives some ideas on how to re-direct questions you are not able to answer and the potential consequences of divulging private information.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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