A survivor can expect all information shared with the peer supporter to be held in conﬁdence. There are two exceptions:
- If the survivor at any time becomes an obvious risk, in that they plan to do harm to themselves or others. It is then the peer supporter’s duty to refer the survivor to the appropriate professional.
- If the survivor discloses that a child is currently being abused. We are required to report this to the appropriate authorities.
The conﬁdentiality guidelines will be discussed with the survivor at their ﬁrst session so that they are aware of the consequences of these exceptions.