Good information sharing is vital when professionals are worried about people and want to help them.
Learning from Serious Case Reviews reinforces the fact that both children and adults can suffer significant harm or death when professionals fail to share information. Good communication and appropriate information sharing between professionals is therefore a critical element of effective safeguarding practice.
We know that legal jargon can often appear complex and confusing so the CHSCB has adopted a simple approach to compliance in this important area. We positively encourage professionals to seek agreement to share information when it is right to do so and where doing so does not place a child or adult at risk.