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Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing - Children & Young People

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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) are pleased to announce this second National On-Demand 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 On-Demand 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

“Information sharing is identified as a factor in the majority of serious case reviews that take place following the death or injury of a child. Health and social care staff need to share information to help them provide better care and earlier interventions for children who are considered vulnerable and at risk.”

NHS Digital

The recent CQC Report “Mental health care of children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic” highlights concerns around information sharing with children and families:

“In some areas we found issues and concerns were raised around the lack of information sharing and joined-up working, which could have negative implications on the quality of care children, young people and their families receive... Some families reported that during the pandemic they did not feel involved and/or were unaware of what was happening with services.”

Mental health care of children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic, CQC November 2021 

This On-Demand conference will enable you to:

  • Understand and reflect on decision making around information sharing

  • Reflect on a young person’s perspective, practical case studies of information sharing around children and young people, and experiences of Caldicott Guardians 

  • 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

  • Reflect on disclosure to police with regard to safeguarding, criminal activity and missing persons 

  • 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

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

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