Guidance on Information Sharing for Child Protection Purposes

Date published: 31 August 2021

Guidance on Information Sharing for Child Protection Purposes sets out high level principles and guidance that staff in HSCT children’s social services should follow when sharing information for child protection purposes. In keeping with the Department’s child safeguarding policy, Co-operating to Safeguard Children and Young People, the new guidance will be complemented with regional procedural guidance and information sharing protocols developed by the SBNI for its member agencies.  This guidance provides a framework for staff working in child protection to be able to confidently share information in a timely and effective way.  The guidance replaces HSS Circular 3/96 (Revised) – Sharing to Safeguard – September 2008 (amended May 2009).

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