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Practitioners guide and toolkit - information sharing, confidentiality and consent


There will be occasions where you will have to share and exchange information with other practitioners working between and across a wide range of other services and/or agencies. This could include services and/or agencies in the public, private third/voluntary sectors - including adult services.

Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC) has produced this Toolkit for all practitioners and managers working within children and young people and their families within the public, private and third sectors across Perth and Kinross. The Toolkit provides information, advice and guidance on Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Consent. It also provides Practitioner Checklists, Flowcharts, Electronic Links and Downloads which Practitioners will find helpful.

Remember, nothing whatsoever, in Scottish, UK and/or European Law and/or in the Scottish child protection legislative, policy and/or practice environments prevents you from sharing information where you are worried or concerned about a child or young person's wellbeing. On the contrary, you are, within certain limitations and constraints, empowered to do so.

Practitioner's toolkit resources

Scottish Government refreshed national guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021 and supporting documents for all practitioners, services and agencies which includes guidance on proportionate information sharing. 


Last modified on 07 February 2024

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