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‘Striking the Balance’ Guidance on information sharing

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This guidance has been published jointly by the Department and the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians to assist those who need to share information…

This guidance has been published jointly by the Department and the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians to assist those who need to share information about individuals involved in domestic violence, for example at a MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) - a local, multi agency victim-focused meeting where information is shared on the highest risk cases of domestic abuse between different agencies.

It sets out the underlying ethical considerations between confidentiality and information sharing and identifies the role of the Caldicott Guardian to ‘strike the balance’ between maintaining the individuals’ confidentiality and privacy and wider considerations such as protection from harm.

Read the report: ‘Striking the Balance’: Practical Guidance on the application of Caldicott Guardian Principles to Domestic Violence and MARACs (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences)