Troubled Families Information Sharing Agreement
We are part of the government`s Troubled Families 2015-2020 program. The information used for the research includes personal data retained by local authorities to provide services to families (including names, dates of birth, postcodes). It also contains information collected regularly by ministries, such as information on schooling and education, information on crimes, date of social benefits and information on the status of employment. “Exchange of information” or “exchange of information,” no matter what you say, are two words that seem so simple. And many people who work in the public sector don`t even see information sharing as a “trick” in particular or as a supplement to their work; It`s just something that`s an integral part of their role. This allows them to work effectively with partners to provide better service to those who support or care for them. For other local authorities and public bodies, these two words, so simple to say, are so much more difficult to do. Here at the information exchange centre, one aspect of our role is to work on the ground with local communities to bridge this gap and ensure that all information is exchanged whenever possible. To do this, we study, ask for and help the local place to overcome its cultural barriers for the exchange of information. We then share our knowledge so that these barriers and approaches can be used and developed by other places that have similar or similar problems. It will not affect any individual or family personally. Combined progress data cannot be shared or used with government departments to make decisions about the treatment or benefits currently received by individuals or families. There will be no direct impact on someone`s services, services or treatment in the research.
The exchange of data can be done in a way that helps to provide the best services we all want, while respecting people`s legitimate expectations regarding the privacy and confidentiality of their personal data. The information is kept safe and is used and transmitted only on the basis of a strict need for knowledge with authorized partners in the city to identify, support and evaluate work with the families who need it most. The idea is to share relevant personal data so that we can help families together. This information is used in accordance with data protection and other relevant legislation. We work with other partner organizations to identify families with varied and complex needs, including: Before exchanging information for government evaluation and research, there will be a data agreement between us and the government to ensure that: We are required to share within the program personal information about individuals and families (such as names and dates of birth) that have been evaluated as compliance criteria for the program and for those who participated in the program. additional services with the government-appointed evaluation partner, the Office for National Statistics. We remove all personal data that will be collected until 2022, when the program is completed and the evaluation is completed. When it comes to the Troubled Families program, the exchange of information identifies the most complex and expensive families (using data that refers to the demand they provide to different services). The exchange of information also means that problems can be dealt with more effectively, which gives better results to families.