Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)
Child Information Sharing Scheme Ministerial Guidelines: Guidance for information sharing entities:
Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)
Family Violence Information Sharing Guidelines: Guidance for information sharing entities:
Summary of the Family Violence Information Sharing Guidelines:
A guide for approved organisations on how to share information:
Overview of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme:
Information sharing process checklist when making a request:
Information sharing process checklist when responding to a request:
Information sharing consent form (for adult victim survivors only):
Tips for conversations with adult victim survivors about consenting to information sharing and tips for a conversation with a child victim survivor or parent who is not a perpetrator:
Your information and your safety factsheet:
Example record keeping form:
The majority of organisations and services will be prescribed under all three reforms. Integrated resources currently include:
Tips for a conversation with a child and/or parent (who is not a perpetrator of family violence) about information sharing:
Identify and update organisational policies, procedures, guidelines, processes and forms as necessary to reflect the Information Sharing reforms. Develop new materials as appropriate.
- Existing referral pathways
- Workplace support policies and procedures
- Clinical supervision templates
Update collection, use and disclosure of information
- Local-area Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
- Consent and release of information forms
- Client intake and assessment processes and relevant forms
- Privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures
You may need to include or update
- The purposes for which you collect, hold, use, share and disclose confidential information.
- How children, young people and other family members will be notified about how their information may be used (and shared).
- If working directly with perpetrators, how you will communicate the change to the laws about consent not required to share information. Descriptions on:
- what type(s) of information will be collected
- when information will and will not be shared
- how to record information received under the Information Sharing Schemes
- how to identify and manage a conflict of interest
- How an individual may access and/or correct their personal information.
- How your organisation will securely store and dispose of information in accordance with legal requirements.
- How you will respond to breaches of privacy.
- Complaints policies to ensure they address the Information Sharing Schemes including:
- how an individual may make a complaint if they believe their privacy has been breached
- timelines for managing complaints
- details about documenting complaints and resolution processes
Update record keeping obligations in line with the Regulations
- training manuals
- existing record keeping systems or processes
- Identify staff to undertake organisational policy and leadership (leaders) training.
- Identify staff to undertake information sharing (sharers) training.
- Ensure priority staff complete online training sessions.
- Identify or establish governance structures within your organisation to oversee these reforms.
- Identify existing partnerships and networks across your local area to promote collaboration.
- Identify opportunities for new partnerships with other ISEs in your local area.
Reviewed 12 March 2020