This guidance is for all practitioners who provide services to children, young people, adults and families, who have to make decisions about sharing personal information on a case-by-case basis. It is also for managers and advisors who support these practitioners in their decision making and for others with responsibility for information governance.

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  • Introduction
  • Seven golden rules for information sharing
  • Further information to inform decision making
  • How organisations can support practitioners
  • Annexes