GDPR: Working With Children And Young People – Sue Lewis

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As a practitioner, supervisor, and trainer, Sue has spent some time getting her head around the implications of the GDPR for those working with CYP. Whilst she is by no means an expert on this, she aimed to share her understanding of what was required of us as practitioners, as well as letting you know where to seek further information. This is not an introduction to all things GDPR, but looked specifically at the implications for practitioners working with CYP.


Website: Information Commissioners Office

Other Resources:
1) Peter Jenkins article Privacy and Children n CYPF journal Sept 2018 (BACP members only)
2) BACP Good Practice in Action 105 GDPR Legal Principles and Practice (BACP members only)
3) ICO Document – About Consent
4) ICO Document – Children and the GDPR

Confidentiality & Record Keeping in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2nd Edition) – Tim Bond & Barbara Mitchels(November 2014) – (pages 75-77, Limitation periods for different types of legal actions)

About Sue Lewis

Since qualifying as a counsellor in 1998, I have worked with children, young people, and adults in a variety of contexts (including the NHS, Voluntary Sector, Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Practice).

For 9 years, I worked for Relate’s young people’s counselling service, providing counselling in primary and secondary schools. I currently work on a self-employed basis as a secondary school counsellor, as well as seeing adults, children, and young people in private practice in Derbyshire.

I am senior accredited counsellor and supervisor with BACP. I have been supervising since 2004, both privately and for organisations. This includes offering individual and group supervision to counsellors working with young people. Having previously worked as a primary school teacher; I have worked with children and young people all my working life.

I am passionate about the Person-centred Approach. I have co-facilitated a Person-centred counselling diploma course in Nottingham for 4 years and currently facilitate the Certificate in Working with Children and Young People at Temenos in Sheffield. I am also interested in exploring how teachers and others in caring professions can be supported in their work.