The Information Standard - Policy Statement

The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) is the UK’s leading children’s heart charity and the umbrella body for voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of children and young people with heart conditions and their families.

As part of its work, CHF provides information to a range of audiences, in a variety of formats on topics related to living and working with congenital heart disease.

CHF is committed to:

  •  Producing and maintaining good quality information, developed through an information production system that is suited to all the parts of the CHF’s work that fall within the scope of the Information Standard (IS) for health and social care information and meets the requirements of the IS;
  • Reviewing its information materials at appropriate intervals to ensure that they are fit for purpose;
  • Amending its information portfolio and individual products through its information production system where changes are needed, to ensure that information is up-to-date and matches the strategic objectives of CHF and the needs of the audience in terms of issues covered, level of detail, accuracy and accessibility;
  • Tracking changes to the information portfolio and individual products through a version control system;
  • Keeping records that demonstrate that all those involved in the production and dissemination of information at CHF have signed up to the Information Standard principles and its implementation at CHF and that their knowledge about the Standard is kept current over time.

Children’s Heart Federation shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for the costs losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of Children’s Heart Federation. 

Information which has gone through the certified process will carry this logo.




Published: 30/05/2013
Due for review: June 2014

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