4.5 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies




4.5 Working in partnership with other agencies


Policy Statement

We work in partnership with local and national agencies to promote the well-being of all children. We will never share data with any organisations to use for their own purposes.



  • We work in partnership with local and national agencies to promote the well-being of children.
  • Procedures are in place for sharing of information about children and families with other agencies. These are set out in our Privacy Notice, our Information Sharing policy, Safeguarding Children and the Special Educational Needs procedures.
  • Information shared by other agencies with us is regarded as third party information. This is also kept in confidence and not shared without consent from that agency.
  • When working in partnership with staff from other agencies, we make those individuals welcome in the pre-school and their professional roles are respected.
  • We follow the statutory legislation, regulations and guidance for working with agencies, for example on child protection.
  • Our staff do not casually share information or seek informal advice about any named child/family.
  • When necessary we consult with local and national agencies who offer a wealth of advice and information that help us develop understanding of issues facing us and who can provide support and information for parents. For example, ethnic/cultural organisations, drug/alcohol agencies, welfare rights advisors or organisations promoting childcare and education, or adult education.
  • Parental consent is sought before other agencies are contacted, unless there is a safeguarding concern (see our safeguarding and Information sharing policies for more information).



This policy was adopted at a meeting of Cullompton Pre-School name of setting
Held on 11th May 2011 (date)
Date to be reviewed May 2012 (date)
Signed on behalf of the management committee  

Emma Jones

Name of signatory Emma Jones
Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner) Chairperson


This policy has a two yearly review period and, as such, will be reviewed and signed off at a management committee meeting of Cullompton Pre-School each year, as shown below.




Previously reviewed on:- 17th October 2012




Michael Hall


Previously reviewed on:- 13th October 2014




Caroline Williams


Previously reviewed on:-


27th March 2017 By Sarah Lush



Previously reviewed on:-






Reviewed by Staff on:


25th March 2019 (MW, AP)
Reviewed by Committee on:


24th April 2019
Date of next review:


March 2021
Signed on behalf of the Management


A Fox
Name of Signatory (printed):


Role of Signatory (e.g. Chairperson)