13.5 Child Protection - Information Sharing
Last updated 23/09/2021
CP-IS is a nationwide system that enables child protection information to be shared securely between local authorities and NHS trusts across England.
Sharing information effectively across health and care settings is vital in protecting vulnerable children and young people and preventing further harm. CP-IS connects local authority children's social care systems with those used by NHS unscheduled care settings, such as accident and emergency, walk-in centres and maternity unit and ensures that health and care professionals are notified when a child or unborn baby with a child protection plan (CPP) or looked after child status (LAC) is treated at an unscheduled care setting. CP-IS is a secure system with clear rules governing access. Only authorised staff involved with the care of a child can access the information.