CSCP Briefings

Information Sharing

Information sharing remains a consistent theme from practice reviews. The collection and sharing of personal information is not forbidden by the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR. However, these laws provide a framework to ensure that personal information is shared appropriately. This means that personal information should be shared only when there is a lawful basis, a clear purpose, and adequate safeguards to protect the rights and interests of the individuals concerned. Learn more about how to apply them in practice using the briefings below.

7-minute briefing; Information Sharing (PDF, 299KB).

Information Sharing (extracted from Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023)


Unexplained deaths (under 1 year)

Of all 6,503 infant and child deaths occurring between April 2019 and March 2021 in England, 30% occurred suddenly and unexpectedly, and of these 64% had no immediately apparent cause.

SUDIC briefing (PDF, 277KB).

Serious Youth Violence 

The report aims to provide a proportionate and meaningful account of the support and interventions offered to the 7 young people and the outcomes of that support (particularly where support ceased) to add reflection and learning into the local safeguarding system. 

Snapshot of SYV Safeguarding Practice Review (PDF, 87KB).

7-minute briefing: Serious Youth Violence - Thematic Review


Learning from rapid reviews: Intra-familial CSA

This briefing aims to provide an overview of key findings and recommendations from a rapid review case involving intra-familial child sexual abuse.

7-minute briefing: Intra-familial Child Sexual Abuse (PDF, 439KB).