Encrypting emails; sending us the referral form securely.
Not all encryption services are equal. If you are unsure of how encryption works please ask your IT department.
NHS encryption email service: If the sender and receiver both have an NHS.net email address then you can send secure emails through this service. This is generally an internal email service and can be used by GP surgeries, nurses and health visitors. Sutinder.firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-referrals: You can use Gmail or Outlook to send encrypted emails but these are external services provided to you by Google and Microsoft.
Password Protecting a file: A file can be password protected but the password should a minimum of 13 characters made up of a random combination of alphanumerical characters and symbols for the strongest possible protection. The password should then be supplied to the receiver via a different medium such as text message or by telephone call to admin.
Posting: You can post a referral to us if you are unsure of how to encrypt emails but we consider this the least secure method and you do so at your own risk. Postal address is Family Support Services by SCTSP, Paycare House, George Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4DX.