We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. The cookies cannot identify you.
If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this.
If you want to use the sites without cookies or would like to know more, you can find out more on the Information Commissioner's web site.
You can see full details of the cookies we use on gloucestershire.gov.uk/cookies/

Skip to main content

Child Protection Information Sharing system

Child Protection Information Sharing system:


Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) is a nationwide system that enables child protection information to be shared securely between local authorities and NHS trusts across England.


Sharing information effectively across health and care settings is vital in protecting vulnerable children and young people and preventing further harm.


CP-IS connects local authority children's social care systems with those used by NHS unscheduled care settings, such as Accident and Emergency, walk-in centres and maternity units.


It ensures that health and care professionals are notified when a child or unborn baby with a child protection plan (CPP) or looked after child status (LAC) is treated at an unscheduled care setting.


CP-IS is a secure system with clear rules governing access. Only authorised staff involved with the care of a child can access the information.


With CP-IS:

•medical staff are alerted if a child they're treating is subject to a CPP or LAC and given contact details for the social care team responsible for them

•social care teams are alerted when a child in their care attends an unscheduled care setting


Providing instant access to this information means vulnerable children can be identified wherever they are cared for in England. https://digital.nhs.uk/child-protection-information-sharing


Contact CP-IS: enquiries@digital.nhs.uk

Help us improve Safeguarding Children in Gloucestershire

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.