DIYPCS: Consent for counselling
Before providing a counselling session, the Denbighshire Independent Young Persons' Counselling Service (DIYPCS) needs to get consent from the child, young person, or parent or guardian.
Who needs to provide consent?
Children and young people of primary school age must have the consent of their parent, guardian or carer in order to be referred to us.
Young People under the age of 16 must be assessed by us as ‘Gillick competent’ to have counselling without the consent of a parent, guardian or carer.
Young people over the age of 16 do not require the consent of a parent, guardian or carer in order to access our service.
How to give consent
You'll need to read the following before completing giving your consent online;
Children and young people
Children and young people can give their consent online to take part in a counselling session.
Give your consent online for you to take part in a counselling session
Parents and guardians
Parents and guardians can give their consent online for a child or young person to take part in a counselling session.
Give parent/guardian consent online for a child or young person to take part in a counselling session