Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework
Essex has a strong information sharing community of more than 400 organisations made up of local authorities, Police and Fire and Rescue Services, health, schools, voluntary and community sector, housing and academic bodies, for whom the Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework (WEISF) provides access to advice, guidance, good practice, networking and tools to support the development of countywide information sharing.
In line with the fundamental principle to develop partners’ ownership of WEISF the model is resourced collectively through a shared approach to financial, staff and physical resourcing and its success demonstrates the strong level of partner commitment to making best use of the collective resources available.
Identifying and responding to partners' needs
The initial engagement to develop the WEISF meant partners were able to highlight, what was until then, an unrecognised need for support.