Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Information Sharing Agreement: see Local Guidance and Templates
May 2018: A link has been added (above) to Confidentiality – Guidance for Registrants published by the Health and Care Professions Council.
All organisations and agencies will have their own internal information sharing protocols for safeguarding adults. These protocols recognise that information sharing between organisations is essential to safeguard adults at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation and that in certain circumstances it will be necessary to exchange or disclose personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Decisions about what information is shared and with who will be taken on a case by case basis.
It is important to remember that:
Principles of confidentiality designed to safeguard and promote the interests of an adult should not be confused with those designed to protect the management interests of an organisation. These have a legitimate role but must never be allowed to conflict with the interests of an adult. If it appears to an employee or person in a similar role that such confidentiality rules may be operating against the interests of adults at risk of abuse or neglect then a duty arises to make full disclosure in the public interest
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