The project is a joint initiative between Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Leicestershire County Council and the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester, and is supported by central government, the Local Government Association, the Information Commissioner’s Office and others. The tools, resources and case studies on the site are constantly being refined to learn from the experiences of local areas, so please share your comments on how they might be improved, either by email, or via the feedback survey.
This website contains tools developed and adapted by the Improving Information Sharing and Management (IISaM) project to help any organisation to share information appropriately with partners and colleagues. They have been tested by Local Authorities and other partner agencies for use in their work with Troubled Families and Ending Gangs and Youth Violence to ensure that they are fit for these purposes; however they will provide a firm basis for the sharing of information for any project.
Many organisations already have tried and tested procedures and documentation in place and it is not our intention that you replace these with the templates and procedures within this toolkit. If, however, you find that you do not have these things in place or that your own documentation is not meeting your needs than there may be something suitable within the toolkit.
The Information Commissioners Office, government departments and others issue a large amount of guidance and information which may prove useful and, where possible you will find links to these resources within the toolkit.
Remember that whenever you embark on a project that requires the sharing of information you must consult any existing organisational policies and procedures, information governance staff and other relevant people to support the outcomes of your project.