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.
Thank you for your contribution to shaping these important reforms.
Child Information Sharing Project Team
Department of Health and Human Services | 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000