The Data Protection Act 1984

Requires all information taken from the client must remain at all times private and not disclosed or discussed with anyone else apart from the client.

The Data Protection Act requires client information be used by the therapist only and not given to anyone else without the client’s permission. Client information and any notes you keep must be secure in an area where no-one else will have access to them, i.e. in a locked drawer or password protected area if kept on a computer. Clients have the right to ask to see personal data you hold on them.