When can I request and share information?

You can use the information sharing schemes if you meet the requirements of the CISS and FVISS.

You may share information under the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), if:

1. the purpose of sharing is to promote the wellbeing or safety of a child or group of children

2. you reasonably believe that sharing information will assist the recipient in carrying out at least one specified activity, including:

  • making a decision, an assessment or a plan relating to a child
  • initiating or conducting an investigation relating to a child
  • providing a service relating to a child
  • managing any risk to a child

3. the information is not excluded information.

You may share information under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS), if:

1. the purpose of sharing is to support the assessment and management of family violence risk

2. the applicable consent requirements are met

3. the information is not excluded information.


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