This Code of Practice is principally concerned with identifiable service user information.
Uses or disclosures of such information are only justified where:
- the service user has given his or her consent
- there is a statutory requirement to use or disclose the information
- the balance of public and private interests favours disclosure. In such situations there must be a substantial public interest favouring disclosure which outweighs both the private interests of the individual and the public interest in safeguarding confidentiality