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information sharing: guide for practitioners and managers

1 March 2009

This guidance has been superseded by information sharing advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers as of March 2015.

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This information sharing guidance is for practitioners and managers presents content that is common to everyone and some that is relevant when working with a specific population group, for example, children and/or young people.

Information sharing - guide for practitioners and managers

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Legal updates

Keeping Children Safe – 1 October amendment

The Department for Education (DfE) have (sensibly) amended paragraphs 164 and 165 of the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 guidance. As you know, these paragraphs set out when you need to refer an individual to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Legal updates

Safeguarding checks on academy governors

There are a different set of regulations that apply to academies compared to maintained schools regarding safeguarding checks that need to be carried out on governors. This article will tell you more.

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Legal updates

British Airways £183m data breach fine – should schools be worried?

In a word (or three) no, not really. Before we get overexcited about BA’s hefty fine, let’s put it in perspective and remember that for the moment it is the Information Commissioner’s Office intention to levy this fine – BA will now make representations about it.

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Legal updates

FOI requests and the use of the section 36 exemption

As schools and academies you get plenty of Freedom of Information requests. When you answer them you are effectively publishing the information to the world.

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