A student can generally expect that confidential information will be respected.
A student can generally expect that information revealed in confidence to a member of staff will not be divulged to a third party.
However, confidential does not mean secret!
If it is felt that a student or others are at risk of significant harm; are implicated in criminal activity or there is a child or vulnerable adult protection concern then it is expected that a member of the College safeguarding team will be informed. Information may then be shared with others including parents (of students under 18), Social Services and the Police.