ICO issues new guidance for sharing information to safeguard children

14/09/2023 | ICO

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released new guidance to address concerns from organisations and frontline workers about sharing information to protect children and young people at risk of serious harm for fear of falling foul of data protection law. The ICO promises that organisations will not get in trouble if they share information to protect children. The need to improve data-sharing practices has been highlighted in recent serious case reviews, where children have died or been seriously harmed through abuse or neglect. 

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