• Information sharing is essential for effective safeguarding. It is a key factor identified in many serious case reviews, where poor information sharing has resulted in missed opportunities to take action.

    Ben Pumphrey, a senior associate at Bevan Brittan specialising in data privacy and information law, was joined by Dr Michelle Sharma, a Named GP for Safeguarding Adults and Co-Chair of the National Network of Named GPs for Safeguarding, and Dr Ben Burrows, a Named GP for NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester ICB.


    Our speakers considered the following:

    • A high level overview of the legal framework and issues about information sharing in the safeguarding context
    • Tips/guidance for practitioners on determining when information should be shared
    • Good practice suggestions in terms of local arrangements/policies/processes/pathways for inter-agency information sharing
    • Some examples of good practice in information sharing

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