The Social Care News blog will always promote initiatives designed to protect the vulnerable and the young. And when that initiative involves a call for better information sharing we are especially keen. Those of you working in - or using - care services have long expressed frustration around the barriers and uncertainties involved in sharing legitimate concerns about an individual's welfare.
To this end, NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have launched a series of short films to promote the benefits of the Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS).
Supported by Department of Health, CP-IS helps NHS staff give a higher level of protection to children who present in unscheduled care settings. It does this by helping local social services share child protection information with the NHS at a national level for the first time.
Using animations and interviews with NHS staff, social workers and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the films demonstrate the very real difference an information sharing solution can make to the lives of children at risk of cruelty.
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