Information Sharing Matters

Information Sharing Matters is a free education programme designed for the early years workforce and healthcare professionals about information sharing in early years.

To care appropriately, you must share appropriately.

Introduction to the programme

Dr Max Davie, Community Paediatrician  


Information Sharing Matters was developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and 4Children. It has funded by the Department of Health and endorsed by the Department for Education and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitor Association (CPHVA)

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Information Sharing Matters is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and understanding of the benefits of effectively sharing information in a professional context. It is made up of online and face-to-face resources supporting the training of individuals and multidisciplinary teams.

On completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • explain what information can and cannot be shared in a context of integrated working
  • describe the range of benefits to children and families related to information sharing, with a focus on improving outcomes
  • use and share good practice with your colleagues and between individuals and organisations
  • support improved information sharing, helping to build trust between professionals and improving outcomes for young children and their families

The project team

Clinical Lead Dr Max Davie, Community Paediatrician
Editorial Lead Dr Gabriel Whitlingum, Consultant Paediatrician (Neurodisability)
Early Years Lead Sue Robb, Director, 4Children
Health Visiting Lead Rosalind Godson, Professional Officer, CPHVA
Advisor Dr David Low, Community Paediatrician
Project Executive Dr Jo Lawton, Education Programmes Manager, RCPCH
Project Manager Laura Green, Project Manager, RCPCH

With special thanks to:

Sheringham Nursery School and Children's Centre
Jan Henderson, Health Visitor
Lisa Morris Head of Early Years and Childcare, Solihull Children's Services
Sally Robinson, Community Nursery Nurse
Stella Mann, Community Nursery Nurse
Gareth Shaw

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RCPCH Education Provision Team
Tel 020 7092 6000