Consent is withdrawn

If the individual withdraws their consent to sharing their information, the considerations about sharing without consent still apply.

If a service user/parent/carer withdraws consent, the practitioner needs to explain fully the consequences of this action, advise their line manager and record the decision in the case notes.  (This may also require practitioners to ‘switch off’ permission to share on the agency’s electronic database).  The practitioner should advise the agency receiving the information that consent has been withdrawn and that they should cease processing and sharing the information from that point onwards.