Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms - Phase 2

Phase two of the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms will commence on Monday 19 April 2021 with briefings and workshops available until early April 2021.

 

The reforms are aimed at promoting the wellbeing and safety of children by sharing information and collaborating with other professionals across the service system.


The commencement of phase two of the reforms expands the number of Victorian professionals who work with children and families who will have permission to share information with other authorised professionals.

 

Under phase two, more Victorian education and care workforces will be prescribed to use:

  • the Child Information Sharing Scheme
  • the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme
  • the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework.

Authorised professionals will be able to access information about the children they work with, making it easier to identify wellbeing or safety needs earlier, and to act on them sooner. Authorised professionals include staff from:

  • kindergartens
  • long day care centres
  • out-of-hours school care services
  • schools
  • education-based health wellbeing and inclusion professionals.

Resources

Services can use the following resources from the PROTECT webpage to prepare for the implementation of phase two of the reforms, and learn how to share information appropriately:

Briefings and workshops

The resources complement the delivery of briefings and online modules for education and care workforces. ECEC services should adapt and use these resources in line with existing requirements and procedures.

The Department is offering free weekly briefings and workshops via Webex, with session times throughout the day.

To register, refer to the following EventBrite pages:

The Victorian Department of Education will provide additional resources, including professional workshops and eLearning modules, to services throughout the year.  

 

For more information, refer to Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms or contact the Child Information Sharing Team on childinfosharing@edumail.vic.gov.au .

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