Telling Other People About Your Decision

Sharing your decision

When you make a decision, you have thought about many things. You choose the right option for you at the time. Remember you can change your mind about this, and review the decision later.

You might need support to tell other people what your decision is.

You might need support to carry out your decision.

If you make a decision it should be respected.

If you have trouble having your decision respected or carrying out your decision, you might need an advocate.

To find out more about ADACAS and advocacy this link to see the about ADACAS page.

Review your decision

Review means to check something.

You can review your decision to see how well it worked out.

You can do this at any time. You can get support to review your decision.

When you review your decision, you might:

  • Talk about what went right
  • Talk about what went wrong
  • Talk about what you could do differently next time
  • Think about if you want to change your mind.

 What is Privacy?

Private things are the things we don’t tell other people.

Some decisions might be about private things.

We have the right to keep these private.

 Sharing Private information

There may be times when you are making a decision that you are asked to share private information.

Not everyone in your support network will need to know everything about your decisions.

Think about who needs to know your private information and why they need to know it.

Ask them why they think that they need to know.

If you feel bullied into giving your private information, it may not be safe.

You can get support to decide if it is safe or necessary to tell people your private information.

If you have information about someone threatening harm to their life, health or safety or that of others, it is important to share this.

Sharing this information will help that person get the help that they need and prevent a serious threat to the person or others.

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