The guidance seeks to describe the legal framework within which the sharing of personal information for child protection purposes takes place and by which it is facilitated; establish clear principles which apply to the sharing of personal information for child protection purposes; provide guidance on the sharing of personal information to and from agencies and practitioners who are engaged in work with children and with other third parties for child protection purposes; distinguish information sharing for child protection purposes from information sharing for wider public protection purposes; and identify other relevant information documents.
Freedom of Information and Data Protection
The information you provide in your response to this consultation, excluding personal information, may be published or disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the FOIA, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.
Anonymised comments may be published on the Department of Health website and in a resulting report on the consultation. If you are replying on behalf of an organisation, only the name of the organisation will feature in the report. If you do not want the name of your organisation to be published, please let us know.
Any personal information submitted will be handled in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
For more information on how the Department handles personal information please see the Departmental Privacy Notice https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/DoH-Privacy-Notice.pdf