Click below to login into your e-learning

An Advertising Banner

Course Content

Information Sharing

Course Overview

Click Here buy this course

On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

Day-to-day professionals will encounter situations in which they need to decide whether to share information with other professionals. Therefore all professionals should be clear about their duties and responsibilities in relation to information sharing, and have confidence in putting these into practice. This course aims to empower the learner to make the right decisions and provide them with the skills to share relevant and proportionate information in an effective way.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Outline key information sharing principles
  • Identify national and local policies and guidance
  • Show awareness of opportunities for information sharing for:
  • Children's Safeguarding
  • Adult's Safeguarding
  • Demonstrate information sharing in practice

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • Culture change
  • Principles and definitions
  • What you need to know
  • What you need to do
  • How do you share information
  • Barriers to information sharing

Target Audience

Individuals who are either a manager or leader of staff who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.


With 60 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Easy to navigate
28/10/2015 KF div>
Interactive parts.
27/10/2015 AT
It seemed the Case study made me realise how important the full picture is and that sharing a small piece of information may help build the bigger picture
IS 21/08/2015
I thought it was very informative, an eye opener I feel more knowledgeable now thank you
SS 29/07/2015
I like the use of case study, helped to understand the process of information sharing better.
DP 24/07/2015
I like the mixture of the spoken information and the opportunity to click on the information to reveal more information. The challenges at the end of each module helped to consolidate the information
VA 23/04/2015
The case studies helped me to put it into context
GH 22/04/2015
Made me far more aware of the importance of confidentiality
KT 26/02/2015
The module is relevant and not too long
NNG 19/01/2015
Section using scenarios evoked thought
HM 24/09/2014
I really liked the case study of the Kirby family in the last module, it was really helpful in illustrating why it is important to share information rather than withhold information
RT 01/05/2014
Short bite-size chunks of information, interactive, easy to navigate
RP 16/11/2013
I liked that it was interactive and I liked the case studies
DW 06/11/2013
The case studies make it easier to understand the complexities of different situations
AL 25/10/2013
It is good that you have questions at the end of each sections allowing to re-think what you have just read to ensure that it has been taken in rather than forgot
TG 08/10/2013
Visual images stay in my memory better. Good case studies
HS 15/08/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

Buy It Now

Click Here buy this course

If you would like to buy this course now please enter details of the learner to be enrolled on the course.

When you click "Submit" you will be transferred to our secure payment system (provided by WorldPay) where you will be able to enter your credit or debit card details.

Start Your Training Today

Once the payment has been accepted you will immediately be allocated an account in our Training Management System, and you will be able start your training right away.

Buy it Now

Online Payment Form

* indicates a mandatory field.
First name *
Last name *
e-mail address *
confirm e-mail address *
Address (line 1) *
Address (line 2)
Town *
County *
Postcode *
Phone *
Offer Code (if any)
Where did you hear about our course?
Tick this box if you are happy to receive news and offers from Virtual College

UKVC, Marsel House, Ilkley, LS29 8DD

© Virtual College 2008 - 2017 All Rights Have Been reserved | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility | Affiliates

Content Running...