DHHS

The Victorian Government is seeking stakeholder views to inform the development of proposed Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing legislative reforms.



The proposed reforms respond to numerous inquiries and reviews that have recommended reform to Victoria's information sharing laws in order to:

  • empower services with the information they need to promote the safety and wellbeing children and young people
  • enable better risk identification, early intervention and prevention, and reduce the likelihood of harm
  • promote family support and connection to universal services
  • promote shared responsibility and enable better collaboration across professions and organisations
  • reduce reliance on tertiary services, including child protection


These reforms would also complement the new Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017 by enabling better service collaboration, risk identification, and earlier intervention for children in circumstances beyond a family violence context.

Your responses to the attached Consultation Paper are invited, using the template included at pages 19-22, by 5pm Monday 25 September 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your contribution to shaping these important reforms.

Kind Regards,


Child Information Sharing Project Team
Department of Health and Human Services | 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
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