Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondNow Dave, you began this week by telling us about your experiment in building a pond in your garden. How did that go? Well, contrary to expectations from my family and friends, and considering I am really no good at DIY, it was quite a success. I got some goldfish, put in some reeds, and wow. It was so good. We were soon visited by the local wildlife. This summer, we had dragonflies, and we were pleasantly surprised to see a family of newts had moved in. I have now created an ecosystem in my back garden. Excellent. So you proved your family wrong. Well, you know, we've been talking about communication and information sharing.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 secondsThis had made me realise that these aspects form an ecosystem in the field of safeguarding. Yeah, that's true. You cannot exist in isolation. All the different agencies need to co-exist in this common environment where they communicate and share confidential information. Each of them get access to different sorts of information. But if you want to build a complete picture of what a vulnerable adult is dealing with, then you need to create this ecosystem of trust. All the different agencies need to co-exist in a common environment where they communicate and share information. So here's a thought for you to ponder. What is the ecosystem you live in within the business of safeguarding?

Skip to 1 minute and 21 secondsWhat sort of environment do you create with other stakeholders when it comes to communicating and sharing confidential information? See you next week. Do you have any ducks in your pond, Dave?

Well done and next steps

In this week’s summing up Dave and Marino explain how different healthcare agencies need to exist in a common environment of trust in order to communicate and share confidential information effectively. But first there’s an update on Dave’s pond, naturally.

Something to consider…

What sort of environment do you create with other stakeholders when it comes to communicating and sharing confidential information?

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