Disclaimer & Confidentiality




Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders

Therapy, Support, Training and Education for Eating Disorders in Scotland

Disclaimer and Confidentiality



The information presented on this website is not intended to replace medical or professional treatment. Please seek medical attention if you are worried, concerned or in danger. If you have a medical emergency, please contact medical services immediately.


Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders is not responsible for the content or reliability of any the information, advice, or views of individuals or of other websites to which we provide a link, and we do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Similarly, this is an information website and does not in any way replace professional counselling, therapy or medical help. We would suggest that website users check that the service, support or helpline they seek to engage with is appropriate for their individual needs. Any inclusion of a particular external form of support, service or helpline does not necessarily mean that Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders endorses it in any way.


You must not use the Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders website in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. Any individual views expressed belong to the said individuals, and, therefore, Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders accepts no responsibility for any loss or harm incurred.


In no event will Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.






We believe that bullying, harassment, emotional, physical and verbal abuse, slander, defamatory comments and violence againt any member of our staff or volunteering team is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated, no matter who you are. We have the right to work and volunteer in a safe and secure place. Any threats or actions of abuse, violence, slander, defamation, bullying or harassment of any kind will be met by prompt and appropriate action.


Whenever such behaviour occurs, we will take reasonable and appropriate action in conjunction with Police Scotland and any other appropriate agencies. Any incidents will be recorded and reported accordingly. The safety and security of our staff and volunteers is paramount.





All written content, graphics and HTML documentation provided on this website are the exclusive property of Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders (except that which has been submitted by other groups and individuals not directly associated with Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders).


This website and its content is copyright of Alexandra O'Brien and Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders, 2012 and 2015©. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:


  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.


  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.


You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.





Please note that while privacy and confidentiality are very important to Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders (we have confidentiality and boundary policies in place), the internet is a public place and may be viewed by the general public at large. With this in mind, you may wish to attribute you views, stories, experiences and discussions anonymously, or to a ‘nickname’. Please note, however, that any information that Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders collects when you sign up for any of our services or register with our Support Forum will remain completely confidential.


Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders may revise or update our Website and Disclaimer at any time. Your continued use of the Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders website implies that you accept any changes made.




Confidentiality, privacy and boundaries are fundamental to the services, support and information provided by Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders. We require that strict confidentiality and boundaries are maintained at all times with respect to information and knowledge obtained by all service users, volunteers and staff We abide by our own confidentiality and boundary policies (such as Working Agreements given to psychotherapy clients), those of SGAAS, as well as those of various ethical bodies to which we hold professional membership with.


Staff, volunteers and service users are not permitted to disclose any information or knowledge obtained to any third parties without prior written consent from Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders, our staff, volunteers and service users. Any information communicated via support group meetings,one-to-one psychotherapy, befriending services, consultation, social and occupational services/clubs, during online discussions, via email/text/telephone, on our websites, on our Facebook page and via any other means must be kept private and confidential.


Failure to comply with the confidentiality and boundary policies of Glasgow Centre for Eating Disorders and SGAAS may result in the removal of service users from the support website, our Facebook page, from support group meetings and from other support and services. Any volunteers or staff failing to comply with confidentiality policies may face disciplinary action. This may include dismissal and the termination of their volunteer placement or staff role.

There are two circumstances in which breach of confidentiality may be justified and will be broken:


1. Where there is a danger to the member/service user or others in their care (this includes child protection issues).


2. When not to do so would be breaking the law.


Paper copies of our various regulations, guidelines, boundary and confidentiality policies are available to those who attend our services. Signing our confidentiality and boundary policies, including Working Agreement, indicates your acceptance and agreement with the terms outlined above.



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