"The draft guidance for ‘ContactPoint’ (aka the children’s information-sharing index) has been published, so no doubt the regulations will appear soon. Just to clarify: the guidance covers the procedures for operating the database - it’s separate from the regulations that will actually bring the database into being. The government appears to have dropped the ‘flags of concern’ idea altogether, and now says:
3.28 Where your involvement is separately recorded on a child record, this indicates to other users that you are taking some form of action with a child and that you may have important information to share.
Thank God for small mercies."