09:00 – 09:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:30 – 09:50

Chair’s Extended Opening Remarks

Exploring the Key Changes to Working together to safeguard children 2023 and its impact on Multi-Agency Working and Information Sharing.

Abigail Gill

Associate Head of Policy & Public Affairs, NSPCC 

09:50 – 10:15

Morning Keynote: Sharing Information about Child Protection (CP) Plans Securely through the Child Protection Information Sharing System

  • Helping health and social care workers share information securely to better protect children and young people who are known across health and social care
  • Linking IT systems across health and social care in England to help organisations share information securely
  • Exploring the benefits including early intervention, improved safety and increased workforce efficiency and effectiveness
  • Implementing the CP-IS at the integrated care system level
  • Next steps
Live Q&A
10:05 – 10:15
Kenny Gibson

Kenny Gibson

Deputy Director- NHS Safeguarding, NHS England

10:15 – 10.40

Exploring Family Hubs Information Sharing Service in Lancashire

  • Working closely with partners including NHS, Police, public health and schools to improve how information about children, young people and families is shared
  • Ensuring better quality data is used – a golden record of data
  • Providing a holistic view of families and young people and more targeted support before the point of escalation
Live Q&A
10:30 - 10:40
Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

Quality Review Officer, Children and Family Wellbeing Service,, Lancashire County Council

10:40 – 11:10

Networking Break

Meet your colleagues and make new connections. 

11:10 – 11:35

Exploring the New Guidance on Sharing Information to Safeguard Children

  • Data protection law as enabler of information sharing to protect children and young people at risk of serious harm
  • Supporting senior leaders to put policies, systems and training in place to encourage and empower staff to share data in an appropriate, safe and lawful way
Live Q&A
11:25 – 11:35
Vivienne Adams

Vivienne Adams

Principal Policy Adviser, Information Commissioner’s Office

11:35 – 12:15

Panel Discussion – Developing an Effective Multi-Agency Partnership to Protect Vulnerable Children and Families

  • Encouraging professionals from different agencies to work together effectively to safeguard children and young people
  • Addressing the importance of involving all key partners in the strategy meetings
  • Ensuring that information we share is succinct, appropriate, proportionate, timely and secure
  • The importance of the role of the DSLs within each school as the key information sharer
  • Addressing the interoperability of the systems
Live Q&A
Nico Celaj

Nico Celaj

Head of Innovation, Disclosure and Barring Service

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Director, Safeguarding Network


Phil Booker

Detective Superintendent, Humberside Police

Samantha Callan

Dr Samantha Callan OBE

Director and Co-Founder, Family Hubs Network

12:15 – 13:15

Networking Lunch


13.15 – 13.30

Deep Dive Into Local Technological Solutions

Understand How Data Sharing is Being Established around the Country, and the Role of Non-Technical Leaders in Making it Happen

  • Overview of current practice – what are the main approaches being used and who are the exemplars of each?
  • 5 minute guide to setting up a data sharing partnership – the building blocks, where to start, how to set up for success, and what you can take from other agencies who’ve done it already.
Tom Rintoul

Tom Rintoul

Director, Data and Digital Labs Team, Social Finance

13:30 – 15:50

Exploring Data Sharing across Organisational Boundaries through Think Family Database

  • Using technology to create a single view of partnership information regarding risk and vulnerability of children, their involvement with services and key information for partnership working
  • Consolidating information from 35 different social issue datasets to provide a more comprehensive view of families within the local authority
  • Enabling multiple organisations access to a single, joined-up view of the data relating to families and children in Bristol
  • The use of risk indexing to support practitioners to identify vulnerabilities and aid early intervention

Gary Davies

Data and Digital Solutions

13:50 – 14:10

Exploring Advanced Uses for Data in Providing More Targeted and Effective Services and Joint Work with Other Agencies

  • Using data to better help and support families by bringing together education, police, youth offending and wider family data to understand the risk of secondary schools pupils in Liverpool SAFE taskforce schools becoming involved in violent crime, child exploitation and gangs
  • Facilitating seamless communication with key agencies
  • Bringing together over 80 different data sources to identify family complexity, work carried out with the families and outcomes
Joint Q&A with John, Gary and Tom
14:10 – 14:25

John Bowers

Liverpool Supporting Families Programme Data and Information Manager, Liverpool City Council

14:25 – 14:45

Tea and Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:10

Safeguarding Data Sharing Agreement Template and Guidance

  • Setting up data sharing targeted at individuals under the public service delivery powers

    • The use of Public task versus consent in processing information on children and families and how this cultural shift can be applied to practice
    • Putting in place appropriate information governance arrangements
    • Supporting agencies to create agreements for arrangements for sharing data with partners
    • Reducing the duplication and resource for practitioners supporting the family through the integration of data


Live Q&A
15:00 - 15:10

Gary Davies

Data and Digital Solutions

15:10 – 15:35

Closing Keynote Session - Overcoming the Cultural and Behavioural Barriers to Information Sharing

  • Tackling challenges around motivation, knowledge, and skills related to information sharing through empowering practitioners
  • Building confidence in data sharing in cases that do not meet statutory thresholds
  • Overcoming misalignment between key agencies underpinned by the lack of trust and structural differences
Live Q&A
15:30 – 15:35
Camilla Devereux

Camilla Devereux

Associate Director (Design and Research Practice Lead) , Social Finance

Jessica Kyriacou

Jessica Kyriacou

Senior Service Designer, Data and Digital Labs Team, Social Finance


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Abigail Gill

Associate Head of Policy & Public Affairs, NSPCC 

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