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New educational resource: Information Sharing Matters

16th August 2016

Information Sharing Matters is a free education programme designed for the early years workforce and healthcare professionals about information sharing in early years.

An RCPCH/ 4Children project , it is a free educational resource that aims to empower families and professsionals to share information about children safely and effectively. This is a significant issue for anyone working with young children, and health visitors are at the very fore of this work.

Information Sharing Matters is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and understanding of the benefits of effectively sharing information in a professional context. It is made up of online and face-to-face resources supporting the training of individuals and multidisciplinary teams.

On completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • explain what information can and cannot be shared in a context of integrated working
  • describe the range of benefits to children and families related to information sharing, with a focus on improving outcomes
  • use and share good practice with your colleagues and between individuals and organisations
  • support improved information sharing, helping to build trust between professionals and improving outcomes for young children and their families


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