Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners

Departmental advice about information sharing, for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.



This advice is for front-line practitioners and senior managers providing services to:

  • children
  • young people
  • parents
  • carers

It helps practitioners and their managers decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally.

It might also be helpful for practitioners working with adults who are responsible for children who may be in need.

This replaces ‘Information sharing: guidance for practitioners and managers’ (2008).

Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what our policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.