Information Sharing Schemes

Do you know your reporting and legal obligations under the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms? Are you ready for 19 April 2021?

From Term 2 2021, the Child Information Sharing Scheme, the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Family violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework will expand to include a range of Victorian education and care workforces.

Many organisations already work together to do this and many Victorian education and care workforces will become part of a system of sharing, requesting and using information about child wellbeing or safety.

It will allow professionals working with children to gain a complete view of the children they work with, making it easier to identify wellbeing or safety needs earlier, and to act on them sooner.

A range of resources are available to ensure that Victorian education and care workforces have the knowledge and information needed to work consistently and collaboratively to identify and respond to child wellbeing and safety needs.

Resources

The following resources are for:

  • Centre-based education and care services
  • Government, Catholic and independent schools
  • System and statutory bodies
  • Education health, wellbeing and inclusion workforces.

They are designed to help organisations prepare their workplaces for implementation and provide guidance on how to share information confidently, safely and appropriately under these new reforms to improve children’s wellbeing and safety.

These resources complement the delivery of Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms briefings and online modules for education and care workforces. They should be adapted and used as appropriate in alignment with existing organisational requirements and procedures.

How can we help your organisation?

Safeguarding Services has been providing briefing sessions to organisation’s leadership teams about the information sharing reforms and how best to embed them with their organisation. Contact us today to discuss briefing your organisation.