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1.1.2 Information Security

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This chapter was amended in September 2015 to provide a link to Information sharing:  Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (2015).


Children’s Specialist Services recognises its common law duties to safeguard the confidentiality of all personal information. Wherever disclosure of confidential information to another person or organisation is being considered, a check will always be made to ensure that such disclosure is lawful.

Wirral Council have agreed a joint protocol with key partners as part of the Guide to Integrated Working.

Further Guidance about sharing information on a case by case basis can also be found in the HM Government publication “Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (2015)".

All Wirral Council staff have a duty to comply with the Council’s policies and procedures on Information Security. Full details about all matters relating to Information Security can be found on the Intranet (see Wirral Gov Intranet).

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