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Prescribed
organisation/ service
Description of information sharing entity

Government schools

  • A Government school

Non-government schools (independent and Catholic)

  • An operator of a non-Government school, to the extent that the operator performs student-related functions in relation to the day to day organisation, management and administration of a non-Government school.
  • Operator in relation to a non-Government school means the body that is responsible for managing and conducting the operations of a non-Government school.

Catholic and independent Catholic system bodies and canonical administrators that assist, manage or govern Catholic schools in Victoria, where these bodies provide support or services to Catholic schools relating to:

  • student wellbeing or safety, or
  • professional ethics and conduct, or
  • learning diversity

  • A body that operates under the auspices of the Catholic Church and that provides support or services to Catholic schools, to the extent that the body performs functions relating to:
    1. student wellbeing or safety; or
    2. the promotion and management of professional ethics and conduct; or
    3. learning diversity.

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Victorian Institute of Teaching

  • The Victorian Institute of Teaching continued in operation by section 2.6.2 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

  • The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority established by section 4.2.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

Education – Early childhood education and care

Prescribed organisation/ service Description of information sharing entity

Kindergarten services

Long day care services

Before and after school hours care services

Approved providers of the above services (where the provider performs child-related functions in relation to the day to day organisation, management and administration of the service)
  • An approved provider of a relevant education and care service located in Victoria to the extent that the approved provider performs child-related functions in relation to the day to day organisation, management and administration of the service.
  • NB: Relevant education and care service means an approved education and care service that:
    1. is a centre-based service
    2. is not a service that provides education and care only during school holidays.

Education – Child wellbeing and safety programs delivered or funded by the Department of Education and Training

Prescribed organisation/ service Description of information sharing entity

Child Link

Child Link is a Restricted Information Sharing Entity that can request the disclosure of confidential information and collect information under the Child Information Sharing Scheme. Child Link cannot disclose information under the Child Information Sharing Scheme.
  • For the purposes of section 41S(1) of the Act, the Secretary to the Department of Education and Training is prescribed to belong to the category of restricted information sharing entity named the Child Link Category.

Doctors in Schools Program

  • A registered medical practitioner who practises in the medical profession as a general practitioner in Victoria.

Education Justice Initiative, including:

  • Koorie Education Children’s Court Liaison Officers
  • Regional Education Children’s Court Liaison Officers
  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers programs which support the educational outcomes of children and young people involved in the criminal justice system.

Enhancing Mental Health Support in Schools Program

Regional Telephone Counselling Service
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide mental health support services, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of mental health support services in Government schools.

Health, Wellbeing and Specialist Services

Nurses

Student Support Services (SSS)

Visiting teachers
  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers student support services to assist children and young people with learning, mental health and developmental barriers.
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Education and Training to manage or deliver student support services to assist children and young people with learning, mental health and developmental barriers, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of services to assist children and young people with learning, mental health and developmental barriers.
  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department provides school nursing programs.

Koorie education and engagement, including:

  • Koorie Education Coordinators
  • Koorie Engagement Support Officers
  • Koorie Education Children’s Court Liaison Officers
  • Koorie Academy Liaison Officers
  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers programs and services to support cultural engagement and improved outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.

LOOKOUT Program for schools and early childhood

  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers programs which support educational outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Education and Training to manage or deliver programs which support educational outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of programs to support educational outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.

National School Chaplaincy Program management

Note: Chaplaincy services are engaged by schools and fall under the prescription of government and non-government schools
  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers chaplaincy programs to support the emotional wellbeing of students.

Navigator Program

Project REAL

Side by Side Program

  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that Department manages or delivers re-engagement services to children and young people at risk of disengaging with education.
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Education and Training to provide re-engagement services to children and young people at risk of disengaging with education, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of those services.

Quality Assessment and Regulation Division

  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages the approval and regulation of education and care services, or manages the approval and regulation of children’s services under the Children’s Services Act 1996External Link .

Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide education support to children and young people experiencing chronic health conditions, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of those services at the Royal Children's Hospital.

Access to Early Learning Program

School-Focussed Youth Services

The Geelong Project
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Education and Training to provide early intervention services to children and young people at risk of disengaging with education, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of those services.

Security and Emergency Management Division

  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers emergency and critical incident management, security, and incident management programs and services for registered schools.

Statewide Vision Resource Centre

  • The Secretary to the Department of Education and Training, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers programs and services to assist children and young people with vision impairments.

Health

Prescribed organisation/ service Description of information sharing entity

Alcohol and other drugs services

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide alcohol and other drugs services, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of alcohol and other drugs services.

Ambulance Victoria

Bush nursing centres

  • An incorporated association that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide a Bush Nursing Centre, to the extent that the incorporated association performs functions relating to the provision of a Bush Nursing Centre.

Community health centres

Community-managed and designated mental health services

  • A mental health service provider within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 2014External Link that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide mental health services, to the extent that the mental health service provider performs functions relating to the provision of mental health services.

General Practitioners

  • A registered medical practitioner who practises in the medical profession as a general practitioner in Victoria.

General Practice Nurses

  • A general practice nurse who is employed by, or whose services are otherwise retained by, a general practice in Victoria.

Integrated health and aged care services

Maternal and Child Health services

  • The Secretary to the Department of Health, to the extent that that Department provides maternal and child health advice through a state-wide telephone service.
  • A Council to the extent that it provides maternal and child health programs.
  • A person or body engaged by a Council to provide maternal and child health programs for a maternal and child health service on behalf of the Council, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of maternal and child health programs.
  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide maternal and child health services, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of maternal and child health services.

Public hospitals

Denominational hospitals

Public health service, e.g. Austin Health and Eastern Health

Early parenting centres

Health - Aged Care

Prescribed organisation/service Description of information sharing entity

Integrated health and aged care services

State-funded aged care services

Families, fairness and housing – Disability

Prescribed organisation / service Description of information sharing entity

Disability Services Commissioner

Forensic Disability

Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative

Victorian Disability Worker Commission

Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria
  • The Victorian Disability Worker Commission established under section 21(1) of the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018External Link .
  • The Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria established under section 8 of the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018.

Families, fairness and housing – Accommodation and homelessness support

Prescribed organisation / service Description of information sharing entity

Community housing organisations

DFFH Housing

  • The Secretary to the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, to the extent that that Department performs functions under the Housing Act 1983External Link ; or that Department assists with the performance of the Director of Housing’s functions under the Housing Act 1983.
  • The Director of Housing within the meaning of the Housing Act 1983.

State-funded homelessness services

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide homelessness accommodation or homelessness support services, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of homelessness accommodation or homelessness support services.

Tenancy Plus Program

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide case management support for at risk social housing tenants to assist to establish or sustain a tenancy, to the extent that the person or body delivers those services.

Families, fairness and housing – Human services

Prescribed organisation / service Description of information sharing entity

Child Protection

Hurstbridge Farm

Secure welfare services

Community-based child and family services

Out of home care services (care services)

Refugee Minor Program

Risk Assessment and Management Panels (including those services that would not otherwise be prescribed but only when participating in a RAMP)

  • A person or body that participates in a Risk Assessment and Management Panel meeting, to the extent that the person or body performs functions that relate to the person or body's participation in a Risk Assessment and Management Panel meeting, including preparation for and attendance at a meeting and associated follow-up actions or activities.

Settlement or casework services for migrants, refugees or asylum seekers

  • A person or body that provides settlement or targeted casework services specifically for migrants, refugees or asylum seekers, to the extent that the person or body provides settlement or casework services for migrants, refugees or asylum seekers.

Sexual assault services

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide services to victim survivors of sexual assault and perform family violence information sharing functions, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of services to victim survivors of sexual assault.

Sexually abusive behaviour treatment services

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide treatment services for sexually abusive behaviour, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of sexually abusive behaviour treatment services.

Specialist family violence services (including refugees, Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, family violence counselling and therapeutic programs)

  • A person or body that provides specialist family violence services and is engaged or funded under a State contract to perform family violence information sharing functions, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of specialist family violence services.

Supported playgroups

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide supported playgroups, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to supported playgroups.

The Orange Door Network

Justice

Prescribed organisation/ service Description of information sharing entity

Children’s Court of Victoria

Justice Health (prescribed under CISS in regards to programs for children and young people under 18 years)

  • The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, to the extent that that Department manages or delivers justice, health, rehabilitation or reintegration services or programs for children.

Justice Health’s funded or contracted Youth Health and Rehabilitation Service (YHaRS) Rehabilitation Programs provided to children and young people

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Justice and Community Safety to provide or deliver health, rehabilitation or reintegration services or programs for children, to the extent that the person or body provides or delivers those services or programs directly to children.

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Multi-Agency Panel to Prevent Youth Offending

  • A person or body that participates in a Multi-Agency Panel to Prevent Youth Offending meeting, to the extent of that participation, including preparation for and attendance at the meeting and associated follow-up actions or activities.

Perpetrator intervention services, including trials

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide family violence perpetrator intervention programs or services, including trials of such programs or services, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of family violence perpetrator intervention programs or services.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Secretariat to the Youth Parole Board

  • The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, to the extent that that Department supports the performance of the functions under Chapter 5 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005External Link of the Youth Parole Board within the meaning of that Act.

Victims Assistance Programs

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract by the Department of Justice and Community Safety to provide case management services to victims of crime, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to the provision of case management services to victims of crime.

Victims of Crime Helpline

  • The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, to the extent that that Department provides victims of crime support through a state-wide telephone service.

Victoria Police

Youth Justice

Youth Justice-funded community support services or programs

  • A person or body that is engaged or funded under a State contract to provide youth justice community support services or programs, to the extent that the person or body performs functions relating to youth justice community support services or programs.

Other

Prescribed organisation / service Description of information sharing entity

Commission for Children and Young People

The organisations prescribed under the Child Information Sharing Scheme are broadly consistent with the organisations prescribed under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.

For more information on the obligations under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and MARAM Framework, and guidance about prescribed entities, see www.vic.gov.au/guides-templates-tools-for-information-sharingExternal Link

Reviewed 09 January 2023

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