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Child Protection Information Sharing - HL7 V3 API

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Use this API to access Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS), the national electronic database of child protection information.

The API can be used by local authorities and unscheduled care providers as follows:

Local authorities

As a local authority, you can:

  • upload a patient's CP-IS information

  • receive a notification when the patient's CP-IS information is accessed from an unscheduled care setting

  • receive a notification of an inactive NHS number

Unscheduled care providers

As an unscheduled care provider, you can:

  • get a patient's CP-IS information, which will automatically trigger a notification to the relevant local authority

Scheduled care providers

CP-IS is not currently available for use in scheduled care settings.