The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing was established to build on the success and experiences of the localised Improving Information Sharing and Management (IISaM) project which developed the information sharing journey toolkit.
This was a joint initiative between Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Leicestershire County Council and the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester. It ran from January 2012 to mid-2013 and was supported by central Government, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and others.
The outcomes of the IISaM initiative demonstrated that locally identified barriers to information sharing were applicable across multiple policy areas and geographic locations.
This conclusion was supported by central Government and in October 2014, the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing was established to build on the IISaM experiences, initially working across England.