Friday, 31 October 2008

Information Sharing

Wednesday's blog post talked about the role of children's trusts in coordinating services, so perhaps it's timely that this week the Government has chosen to issue some updated guidance on information sharing which is aimed at practitioners who work in health, education, or social care. The various booklets which have been released cover such topics as data protection, staying on the right side of the law, and ethical decision-making.

The central document is entitled Information Sharing: Guidance for Practitioners and Managers, and supersedes the previous advice issued by the Government in this area. There is also a shorter Pocket Guide version available, as well as a collection of case examples, and some further guidance on legal issues.

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