We want everyone to enjoy using our discussion boards and chatroom, so we have put together some guidelines to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable as a member of our carers' community.
Please bear in mind that this community is for adult carers (i.e. 18 and over) who look after a family member, partner or friend. Adults with an interest in carers' issues are welcome too, but the community is first and foremost a place for carers themselves. If you are under 18, please go to our online community for young carers, Babble, supervised by our team of online support workers: Sam, Ewan, Tina, Susannah and Penny. If you are aged 16-25, please go to our online community for young adult carers, Matter, moderated by the same team of online support workers.
Is this site confidential?
Normally, we keep any personal information you give us private and don’t pass it on to anyone else. We wouldn’t even think of trying to help you against your wishes unless we were very concerned about someone’s safety. But if you tell us something (either directly or by posting it on our boards, blogs, etc) which gives us good reason to think that someone is at risk or in danger, we may have to tell another organisation about it in order to get help for that person.
We keep a confidential record of the questions and messages that are emailed to us and where we record any personal information that you decide to give us. This is to help us remember the people we get to know, and to provide a good service. Nothing is kept secret from you and we will be happy to show you what information we have about you.
We will evaluate any messages that break these rules on a case by case basis. If your message is found to have broken these rules you will be given a warning, after three warnings you will be banned.
We also reserve the right to delete a user's registration if he/she fails to follow the guidelines as detailed above.
Please report any abuse immediately to our Online Support Team