The protection of information relating to children is clearly a key responsibility, yet it is an obligation that is shrouded in layers of legislation.

It is tempting to think that locking away your information and restricting access is the best way forward but this can slow down and frustrate day-to-day work. Some information, such as medical records, must be both quickly available and restricted only to those who need to see it. It is therefore paramount that information access and security are considered together and in balance.

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