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Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing for Children & Young People

Friday 1 February 2019
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing for Children & Young People
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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) & Caldicott Guardian at Marie Curie are pleased to announce this Conference which will focus on Information Sharing and Caldicott Principles in the health and social care of children and young adults. Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role in improving communication and information sharing around children and young people whilst ensuring patient confidentiality.

“Information sharing is essential for effective safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs), where poor information sharing has resulted in missed opportunities to take action that keeps children and young people safe.” HM Government, July 2018

“Sharing information is an intrinsic part of any frontline practitioners’ job when working with children and young people. The decisions about how much information to share, with whom and when, can have a profound impact on individuals’ lives. Information sharing helps to ensure that an individual receives the right services at the right time and prevents a need from becoming more acute and difficult to meet. Poor or non-existent information sharing is a factor repeatedly identified as an issue in Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) carried out following the death of or serious injury to, a child. In some situations, sharing information can be the difference between life and death. Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Every practitioner must take responsibility for sharing the information they hold, and cannot assume that someone else will pass on information, which may be critical to keeping a child safe.” HM Government July 2018

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow Clinicians, Caldicott Guardians and IG Leads working to ensure adherence to Caldicott principles in children’s health and social care services
  • Understand and reflect on decision making around information sharing
  • Reflect on practical case studies of information sharing around children and young people, and the Caldicott role  
  • Update your knowledge on legal issues and decision making principles
  • Explore your role with regard to information sharing for child safeguarding
  • Understand when information can be shared with relatives, other professionals and services, and when it cannot
  • Learn from established practice in the delivery of Caldicott Principles in paediatrics and children’s services
  • Understand the legal and ethical implications around information sharing, consent and the Duty of Candour
  • Ensure you understand the implications of information including the complexities of the ethical as well as legal considerations in how we handle data relating children and young adults with relatives and multi-agency services
  • Understand the implications of GDPR
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

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