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About this information standard
The Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) programme is delivering a solution to share a specified data set between children's social care and health unscheduled care settings.
This will help health and social care staff to share information securely to better protect society's most vulnerable children and support decision making when a vulnerable child presents for care. CP-IS is a national solution for England that will also deal with the issues of migration of children across local boundaries as information will be shared between social care and health nationally leading to better outcomes for vulnerable children who may have otherwise have gone undetected.
In order for child protection to be fully effective, all Local Authorities and all NHS unscheduled care settings need to adopt, use and where possible integrate this standard into current processes and solutions.
It is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is included in the key lines of enquiry during CQC inspections. It is also included in the standard contract for providers of NHS unscheduled care.
This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the Specification and Implementation Documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.
Update 2 July 2020
The original Information Standards Notice (published on 31 May 2019) set a full conformance date of 30 November 2019. After discussion with providers and system suppliers, NHS Digital requested an extension to this conformance date. This has been agreed by the Data Coordination Board on the basis that no changes have been made to the standard; full conformance is now set at 31 October 2020.
An updated Information Standards Notice (Version 2.0 - see below) announces the change to the original conformance date. No other changes are introduced, and the original documentation remains current.
|Release number||Amd 113/2018|
|Release title||Version 2.0|
|Further information||Child protection - information sharing pages|
|Release number||Amd 27/2013|
|Release title||Initial Standard|
|Stage||Superseded by Amd 113/2018|