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Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing - Children & Young People



On-Demand virtual training

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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 third National 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

“Sharing information is an intrinsic part of any frontline practitioners’ job when working with children and young people. The decisions about how much information to share, with whom and when, can have a profound impact on individuals’ lives. Information sharing helps to ensure that an individual receives the right services at the right time and prevents a need from becoming more acute and difficult to meet. Poor or non-existent information sharing is a factor repeatedly identified as an issue in Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) carried out following the death of or serious injury to, a child. In some situations, sharing information can be the difference between life and death. Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Every practitioner must take responsibility for sharing the information they hold, and cannot assume that someone else will pass on information, which may be critical to keeping a child safe.”

HM Government

This 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

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

Dr Sarah Aylett

Caldicott Guardian & Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Erum Nomani

Consultant Psychiatrist & Caldicott Guardian
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

Supporting Organisations

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