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Caldicott Guardians

The Caldicott Guardian acts as a conscience in matters of data confidentiality and sharing. They work as part of a broader information governance function within the council.

The key responsibilities of the Caldicott Guardian are:

  • Strategy and governance:
    To act as a champion for data confidentiality at directorate management level and as part of an organisation's information governance board
  • To provide confidentiality and data protection expertise:
    To develop a knowledge of confidentiality and data protection matters including links with external sources of advice and guidance
  • Internal information processing:
    To ensure that confidentiality issues are appropriately reflected in organisational strategies, policies and working procedures for staff
  • Information sharing:
    To oversee all arrangements, protocols and procedures where confidential social care information may be shared with external bodies including disclosures to other public sector agencies and other outside interests