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Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework

The Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework (WEISF) is a collaboration of different organisations across Essex that have come together to create a community that supports the development of local information sharing. The Centre worked with the framework to tell their story:

How it began
Partners across Essex have a history and experience of working together and this has influenced the way their information sharing community has developed over the last decade. This community is rooted in the Essex Trust Charter (ETC) and has expanded to the Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework’s (WEISF) current membership of over 400 organisations that include local authorities, Police and Fire & Rescue Services, health, schools, voluntary and community sector (VCS), housing and academic bodies. The framework provides this community with access to advice, guidance, good practice, networking and tools to support the development of local information sharing.


The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing (the Centre) became involved when Essex County Council approached it for support at the point that WEISF was being set up in 2014. At the end of 2016 the Centre was invited to speak at the framework’s inaugural conference and it felt that this was a good point to capture their story so far and share their learning with other local places. At the start of 2017 via a Local Government Authority (LGA) funded piece of work the Centre also started working with Essex to support the development of their new ‘Essex Data: Programme’.Partners across Essex have a history and experience of working together and this has influenced the way their information sharing community has developed over the last decade. This community is rooted in the Essex Trust Charter (ETC) and has expanded to the Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework’s (WEISF) current membership of over 400 organisations that include local authorities, Police and Fire & Rescue Services, health, schools, voluntary and community sector (VCS), housing and academic bodies. The framework provides this community with access to advice, guidance, good practice, networking and tools to support the development of local information sharing.


The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing (the Centre) became involved when Essex County Council approached it for support at the point that WEISF was being set up in 2014. At the end of 2016 the Centre was invited to speak at the framework’s inaugural conference and it felt that this was a good point to capture their story so far and share their learning with other local places. At the start of 2017 via a Local Government Authority (LGA) funded piece of work the Centre also started working with Essex to support the development of their new ‘Essex Data: Programme’.

You can read more about the work of WEISF in the case study below:

Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework case study