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Legislation

Information for practitioners working with children and young people about the key legislation relating to information sharing.
Legislation information
This page contains details of legislation relevant to information sharing for professionals who work with children and young people in the Lewisham borough. The acts outlined here do not constitute an exhaustive list and are intended as an introduction to some of the legislation you may encounter.
Children Act 2004 – information for professionals
Professionals working with children and young people in the Lewisham borough need to be aware of and abide by the Children's Act 2004.
Sharing and assessment
Sharing information in a timely and accurate way is an essential part of helping to deliver better services to children, young people, their families and carers. Sometimes it will help save lives.

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