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Can a parent request my personal notes from a meeting....

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Thongy1, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Thongy1

    Thongy1 New commenter

    ...at which they were not present, nor invited?
  2. This is a very interesting question and it basically comes down to two pieces of legislation - Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act. There are some instances where you might be permitted to keep information that will not be required to be shared - but this would normally have to include details of others. I was always told that unless you would be happy having them see it - don't keep it.

    I would assume that in 99% of cases a court would order any information that involves that person to be shared.

    What you can do is create a good copy of your notes (as in one that you would be happy to share) and then shred your old notes.
  3. Torey

    Torey Occasional commenter

    I believe that they have the right to see anything that is kept on their child. I would want to see notes on a meeting about my child if I was not present or invited. Notes to meetings should always just be a factual transcipt and so it shouldn't be an issue.
    Your union can provide you with the most accurate information though.
  4. Could you just re-write the notes, keeping to the information you would not mind being read? Call that first set of notes a draft and shread it quickly. This sort of thing seems to work ok for the government!
  5. Thongy1

    Thongy1 New commenter

    Good advice! Thanks peeps!

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