Sexual Violence- 11 Confidentiality (HIDDEN BUT IN USE. DO NOT DELETE)

Confidentiality is an important principle in creating an environment where survivors feel safe to disclose, report, and seek support.   

  • Bass Coast representatives who receive a Disclosure or Complaint, or who are involved in addressing or investigating an incident must:  
    • Make every reasonable effort to protect Confidential Information and maintain confidentiality; 
    • Seek the consent of survivors before disclosing any Confidential Information to any third party. The only exceptions to this rule are related to: 
      • Minors in need of protection (BC Child, Family and Community Service Act)
      • Survivors, family members or community members who may be at risk of or vulnerable to severe injury or mortality. 
      • Perpetrators who may be at risk of committing severe injury or mortality. 
      • As requested by law including release required in court proceedings, arbitration or other legal proceedings.
      • As required for WorkSafe investigation.
    • Collect the minimum information about individuals that relates directly to and is necessary to respond to a complaint, which is considered to be supplied in confidence;    
    • Use information provided only for the purposes of, or those consistent with, addressing the situation, investigating or taking disciplinary action;
  • Relevant details of incidents (names in identifying factors removed) may be  reviewed and used to make safety improvements at future events.

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