Information sharing is key to the delivery of better, more efficient public services that are coordinated around the needs of communities and individuals. It is essential to direct early intervention and preventative work, and to effectively tackle local community safety issues and safeguard individuals.

The sharing of data and intelligence is key to Community Safety Partnerships (CSP) work and there is evidence through the CSP self-assessment toolkit that partnerships are scoring highly in relation to having robust data sharing practices. However it is important that the providers of data continue to have trust and confidence in the partnerships ability to use the data appropriately, and that they are compliant with government guidance and legislative requirements.

We are pleased to launch a guidance document which aims to support partnerships to ensure that data is shared, used and stored in compliance with existing legislation to support the above principles. To complement this guidance pack and to support partnership to meet the training requirement, we have also produced an eLearning course which is suitable for all partners.

The 2016 National Community Safety Convention (6 September 2016) will have a lunchtime workshop incorporating the principles and advice within the Using intelligence data guidance. Information about booking your place will be available soon.


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