Improving information sharing practice is key to improve outcomes for children and young people.
Sharing information is vital for early intervention to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. It is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering harm from abuse or neglect, and to prevent them from offending.
It is important that practitioners understand when, why and how they should share information so that they can do so confidently and appropriately as part of their day-to-day practice.
Information sharing: Practitioners' guide is the first cross-Government guidance for practitioners across the whole of the children's workforce. This guidance complements and supports wider policy to improve information sharing across children's services.
The purpose of the information sharing project is to identify the key remaining barriers and challenges to information sharing and to work with relevant partners to manage or undertake activities to address them.