Information Sharing and Data Systems

Effective communication among child welfare, court, and treatment systems involves developing clear administrative policies and protocols for the proper exchange of confidential information, both at the case level and the systems level. At the case level, an information-sharing protocol that supports efficient communication is critical to make informed decisions about safety and permanency, well-being, and recovery. Shared information at the systems level strengthens an understanding of achievement of goals and forms a foundation of mutual accountability.

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