Time to complete this course:
30 minutes
Date of publication:
June 2020

Information sharing is essential for effective safeguarding. It is a key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs), where poor information sharing has resulted in missed opportunities to take action that keeps children and young people safe. The Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR legislation and Human Rights law are not barriers to justified information sharing, but provide a framework to ensure that personal information about living individuals is shared appropriately. 

This course was developed in partnership with RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC).