14 September 2023 - we have linked to new guidance to be used if you are sharing information to safeguard a child
In more detail
What do we need to do if we want to share children’s personal data with third parties?
If you want to share children’s personal data with third parties then you need to follow the approach set out in our Data Sharing Code of Practice.
We would also recommend that you carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to assess the risks inherent in the data sharing. If the processing falls within one of the categories the Commissioner considers to be likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of children then a DPIA is compulsory.
If you are sharing information to safeguard a child, please see our guidance A 10 step guide to sharing information to safeguard children.