The Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) has made significant changes to the way early childhood professionals can share information with other service organisations to promote the wellbeing and safety of children.
To help you to build and maintain trusting relationships with families in your community, we have developed resources to help you explain CISS.
After consulting with parents and carers about the questions they have about CISS, we have made new easy to use pages in the Child Information Sharing Scheme online content. We have added webpages for parents, carers, children and young people, as well as for First Nations peoples.
The updated pages include flyers and factsheets that you can download and print to support family conversations. You can also refer to videos from prominent educators, which explain how CISS is supporting child wellbeing and safety.
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Understanding CISS will empower you to collaborate with other authorised services, such as schools, maternal and child health, Victoria Police and child protection, to:
- get the full picture of the children you work with
- identify issues or risks for children and families sooner
- ensure children receive the best support possible across services
- support children as they transition to schools.
To learn more, you can access free training through the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning System.
To enrol, select the ‘Education Workforces’ tile and select from the options listed below.
Webinar: Information Sharing for Education Workforces
These 3.5-hour interactive online seminars are presented by a team of educators, with opportunities for discussion. Sessions are designed for all early childhood professionals.
Morning and afternoon sessions are available several times a week and you can register through the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning System.
Funding is available to support early years educators who wish to attend information sharing webinars. For more information, email: CISandFVIS@education.vic.gov.au
To organise tailored information-sharing training for your team, contact the Victorian Child Information Sharing team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also access eLearning options through the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning System.
Find out more
For more information about the reforms, refer to Child protection in early childhood: privacy and information sharing.
For further enquiries, contact the Victorian Child Information Sharing Division by email: CISandFVIS@education.vic.gov.au