Information sharing guides, templates and tools

Resources to help you implement the Family Violence Information and Child Information Sharing schemes.

Many organisations are prescribed under both the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) and the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS). The following resources will assist organisations to implement and use both schemes.

For resources related to the MARAM Framework, visit the MARAM practice guides and resources page

  1. All organisations and services prescribed as Information Sharing Entities (ISEs) can access the online ISE list. The online ISE list is a database that can be used to identify other organisations and services prescribed under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme.

    ISEs are prescribed under the:

    • Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme as specified by the Family Violence Protection (Information Sharing and Risk Management) Regulations 2018.
    • Child Information Sharing Scheme as specified by the Child Wellbeing and Safety (Information Sharing) Regulations 2018.

    Access the ISE list

    ISE list user guide (online version)

  2. Child Information Sharing Scheme

    The Child Information Sharing Scheme Ministerial Guidelines are made under section 41ZA of the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005. They explain how prescribed information sharing entities should handle confidential information responsibly, safely and appropriately under the Child Information Sharing Scheme. The guidelines also set out how the legislative principles of the scheme are to be applied.

    Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

    The responsible Minister has issued Guidelines under Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008, which are legally binding for all ISEs (except courts). The Guidelines provide direction to ISEs on how to apply Part 5A in sharing information with other ISEs in relation to assessing or managing risk of family violence and includes guidance and resources to ensure that information is shared appropriately and responsibly.

    The Guidelines have been updated to reflect Phase 2 of the reforms which commenced on 19 April 2021.

  3. This template will assist ISEs in implementation planning for the information sharing schemes and MARAM, including updating their policies and procedures to reflect their new responsibilities under the reforms.

    A checklist for organisational leaders, to determine responsibilities under both information sharing schemes and identify policies and procedures that require updating to reflect obligations under the information sharing schemes.

    Identify staff to complete the online learning modules or register for a Leaders Briefing.

More information

A range of resources are available for education and care workforces to identify and respond to child wellbeing and safety needs. To learn more, visit the PROTECT website. 

Visit family violence support for other staff resources, and the history and progress of family violence reform.

For more information and support on information sharing and MARAM, visit: Frequently asked questions about information sharing and MARAM.

Reviewed 27 May 2021

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