Information sharing and confidentiality
We will maintain confidentiality when dealing with cases of domestic abuse and will always seek consent from those reporting domestic abuse before disclosing information to any other agency.
However, where cases meet the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) threshold, where there are safeguarding concerns or it is believed a crime has taken place, we have a legal basis for sharing information irrespective of whether consent has been gained.
When we share information, we will ensure that we transfer it safely and store it appropriately.
Should we receive Freedom of Information or Subject Access Requests we will deal with these lawfully and within guidance from the Information Commissioners Office.