Effective information sharing underpins integrated working and is a vital element of both early intervention and safeguarding. The cross-government guidance Information Sharing: Guidance for practitioners and managers and associated training materials provides advice on when and how frontline practitioners can share information legally and professionally. The guidance also covers how organisations can support practitioners and build their confidence in making information sharing decisions. It is intended for practitioners and managers who have to make decisions about sharing personal information on a case by case basis in all services and sectors, whether they are working with children, young people, adults or families. It is also for those who support these practitioners and managers and for others with responsibility of information governance. It should be read in conjunction with any specific organisational or professional guidance.