Well todays the day, ContactPoint has gone live.
For those of you who don't know what ContactPoint is there's more information here.
The offical press release is here.
Here's the press coverage:
ContactPoint database ready to go live - Social Care
Child protection database to be launched - Telegraph
ContactPoint goes live despite security fears ? The Register
(For those with security hats, the article in The Register is of particular interest/concern!)