A. A. In order for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm
Beach & Martin Counties to provide a responsible and professional service,
volunteers, children and parents or guardians will be asked to divulge personal
information about themselves. The agency respects the confidentiality of client
and volunteer records, and with the exception of the situations listed below,
shares information only among the agency professional staff.
1. For the purpose of program evaluation, audit, or
accreditation, certain outside bodies such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of
America and grantors, i.e. Children’s Service Council of Martin County, may
have access to client or volunteer records.
Members of the Board of Directors may have
limited and specific access to client files only upon authorization by formal
motion of the Board of Directors.
Information shall only be provided to law
enforcement officials or the courts if subpoenaed.
Information shall be provided to the agency’s
legal counsel in the event of litigation involving the agency.
Suspected child abuse will be reported to the
If any agency worker receives information
indicating that a client or volunteer may be dangerous to himself or others,
steps may be taken to protect the appropriate parties.
B. All records are
considered the property of the agency.
C. Records are not
available for review by clients or volunteers.