It is of the upmost importance that a child or young person understands that their personal information and records will be treated by professionals with respect and confidentiality.

However, it is essential that if you have any worries or doubts about the welfare of a child or young person that you share that information appropriately.

This document gives a brief summary of the guidance practitioners need to be aware of when considering whether to share information.

It covers the following:

• The importance of information sharing
• When you should share information
• Asking consent
• What information you should share
• What to do when you share information

We have an online course on Information Sharing. To find out more click here.

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