Resources - Adult safeguarding: sharing information

British Medical Association Safeguarding vulnerable adults - a tool kit for general practitioners

British Medical Association resources on Vulnerable adults and the disclosure of confidential information

Department of Health Safeguarding Adults: the role of health service practitioners

The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing

HM Government Information Sharing:  Guidance for Practitioners and Managers

Home Office Information sharing for community safety: guidance and practice advice

Information Commissioner’s Office
The principles of the Data Protection Act
Data sharing code of practice
Data sharing checklists

LGA and ADASS Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse: a guide to support practitioners and managers

Public Concern at Work is a whistleblowing charity that can provide independent and confidential advice to workers who are unsure whether or how to raise a public interest concern.

SCIE Report 50: Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: A legal guide for practitioners (SCIE 2011) Chapter 5, Information sharing and disclosure

Social Care TV: Safeguarding adults: lessons from the murder of Steven Hoskin (SCIE)

Skills for Care Code of conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England


All SCIE resources are free to download, however to access the following download you will need a free MySCIE account:

Available downloads:

  • Care Act 2014: Adult safeguarding: sharing information