Children voice data-sharing doubts

Social workers should only be told personal information about a child or young person if it is essential for their job, say children asked for their views on the government’s information-sharing proposals.

Professionals should only pass on information if they have the child’s permission, unless the child is too young to understand the issue, children told Dr Roger Morgan, the Commission for Social Care Inspection children’s rights director.

Children were also opposed to staff telling others if a child had been bullied, his report reveals.

Morgan has passed the report to the government to inform its decisions on information-sharing guidance.

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