Child Protection - Information Sharing Project
The Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is connecting IT systems together so that local authorities and the NHS can share child protection information securely.
It means that when a child who is Looked After or on a Child Protection Plan attends an unscheduled care setting, like an emergency department or minor injury unit:
- the health team is alerted that they are on a plan and has access to the contact details for the social care team
- the social care team is automatically notified that the child has attended, and
- both parties can see details of the child's previous 25 visits to unscheduled care settings in England
This means that health and social care staff have a more complete picture of a child's interactions with health and social care services. This enables them to provide better care and earlier interventions for children who are considered vulnerable and at risk.
CP-IS is currently being rolled out to local authorities and healthcare organisations across England. It is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission and included in the standard contract for providers of NHS unscheduled care.
Contact the CP-IS team: email@example.com