Anonymity

Records are necessary and important in a program such as this. Most staff members will be called upon to deal initially with a variety of social and emotional problems with limited expertise in mental health care. Their intake assessment of a participant’s problem will be a crucial factor in the speed and effectiveness at which a problem is resolved. By the maintenance of minimal, confidential and anonymous records, the staff will be enabled to: monitor their own performance and critically assess their work through consultation and consulting professionals from the community, decrease the likelihood of oversights or judgment errors in recommended care and provide a basis for which the program can justify the need for supplies, and funds for additional personnel.