Standards of practice for school social workers require that "adequate safeguards for the privacy and confidentiality of information" be maintained.
Confidentiality is an underlying principle of school social work and is essential to the establishment of an atmosphere of confidence and trust between the professionals and the individuals they serve. Information is communicated to school social workers by students and families with the expectation that these communications will remain confidential.
Assurance of confidentiality promotes the free disclosure of information necessary for effective treatment.
(School Social Work Association of America)