Child Safeguarding guidance reforms

Information sharing and child protection guidance for health professionals are to be overhauled after current guidance has been found to be confusing.

A new Statutory code is due to published in May 2013 following a review by Dame Fiona Caldicott.
 The new code is expected to give clearer guidance on information sharing and patient confidentiality to ensure the safeguarding of children who come into contact with health and social care services.

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