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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.

Latest news: Watch our new short film which features staff from organisations in Hampshire that are already using CP-IS. They explain what CP-IS is, how it works, and how it helps them to protect vulnerable children.


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:

Child Protection - Information Sharing Communications

View our range of materials designed to help local authorities and healthcare organisations implement CP-IS.

Benefits of Child Protection - Information Sharing

Find out about the benefits of CP-IS and view our range of case studies from live sites.

Implementation progress

See which local authorities and healthcare organisations are already live with CP-IS.

Implementation process for local authorities

This implementation process page sets out what's involved in implementing CP-IS at a local authority.

Implementation process for healthcare organisations

This implementation process page sets out what's involved in implementing CP-IS at a healthcare organisation.

Social care and NHS IT systems suppliers

Find out about our work with IT systems suppliers and which systems now have accredited CP-IS functionality.

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