Capacity and Competence

Children and young people you work with should understand concerns you raise and decisions you make with them so long as they are competent.

Resources

  • The seven golden rules to sharing information

    Poster adapted from the guidance in Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (2018).

  • Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners

    Guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

  • Data protection: a toolkit for schools

    The document provides 9 steps that it is felt can help schools efficiently develop the culture, processes and documentation required to be compliant with the strengthened legislation and effectively manage the risks associated with data management.

  • Information sharing: what do schools need to know?

    Part of our safeguarding insights section, this is a more in-depth look at the requirements around information sharing, barriers that may get in the way and the relevant laws.

  • Who knows what about me?

    The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has released a report looking at the way that data about children’s lives is increasingly being shared from before they are born, with there then being an exponential increase when they create their own social media accounts. This report looks at the potential implications of this data being available and steps that can be taken to help children and young people protect themselves.