Information Sharing Level 2

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 hours towards your CPD.

This course complements the introductory module within our highly success "Integrated Working CAF" course and covers many work based scenarios to help the learner practice their understanding of this very important element of Integrated Working. It also aims to change the perception that information sharing and data security are complex issues by simplifying and clarifying the processes so that the learner feels more confident in understanding what they can share, when they can share it and with whom.

Over four million people in the UK work with Children, young people and families. This module will be useful to all frontline practitioners who deal with children and who will need to share information about cases. The focus of this module is the importance of information sharing, why it is important and who it can affect.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is aimed at individuals who are either a manager or leader of staff who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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This course covers the following topics:

- The Importance of Information Sharing
- Know what Information Sharing is
- Understand what the key components of Information Sharing
- Legislation and Guidance
- Know the legislation surrounding Information Sharing
- Confidentiality and Consent
- Appreciate the role a practitioner plays in balancing confidentiality issues with the need to share information
- Roles and Responsibility
- Understand your role and the responsibility that comes with sharing information
- Safer Recording
- Know how to maintain secure Information Sharing


On completion of this module, learners will:

- Understand the importance that information sharing plays in assisting the process for intervening to help children
- Have an awareness of the legal framework and guidance for information sharing
- Appreciate the role a practitioner plays in balancing confidentiality issues with the need to share information
- Be able to state some of the key perceived barriers to good information sharing and how they may be overcome
- Be able to demonstrate awareness of the Seven Golden Rules of Information Sharing
- Understand the main issues regarding consent, and under what circumstances information can be shared

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