Information Sharing

Early sharing of information is the key to providing effective early help where there are emerging problems. At the other end of the continuum, sharing information can be essential to put in place effective child protection services. Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to promote the welfare and protect the safety of children.

Further guidance is available to support frontline practitioners working in child or adult services, who have to make decisions about sharing personal information on a case by case basis. The advice includes the seven golden rules for sharing information effectively: Download Information Sharing - Advice for Practitioners

Our MASH exists to help ensure that relevant information from various agencies is available and accessible in one place. By ensuring all statutory partners have the ability to share information, the MASH helps to identify those children who are subject to, or likely to be subject to, harm in a timely manner, in order to keep them safe:

A useful presentation is also available on:

http://www.londonscb.gov.uk/files/2010/mash/information_sharing_in_mash__nbjkbl.pdf