What is the Children’s Information Sharing Scheme?
The Children’s Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), was also created as a result of the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence.
The CISS allows for prescribed individuals to share information to support a child’s wellbeing or safety.
How do I know if I am a prescribed individual?
Workforces are prescribed based on how much responsibility they hold under the MARAM Framework for managing a clients risk. Under the Act, there are two prescribed entities, which are:
- Risk Assessment Entities (RAE)
- Information Sharing Entities (ISE)
Who is an RAE?
Risk Assessment Entities (RAE) include practitioners in the following sectors:
- Specialist Family Violence, Women, Children
- People Using Violence Intervention Services
- Core and Cluster Accommodation Providers
- After-hours Specialist Family Violence Services
We recommend you refer to your agencies policies or speak to your manager if you are unsure about your RAE status.
Who is an ISE?
Information Sharing Entities (ISE) include practitioners in the following sectors:
- Courts and Court services
- Family dispute resolution services
- Forensic sexual assault crisis care
- Child Protection
- Child Wellbeing
- Homelessness Services
- Drug and alcohol services
- Housing services
- Mental health services
- Youth work
- Emergency Services
- Maternal Child Health
- Culturally and linguistically diverse services
- Aboriginal Services
- LGBTIQ+ Services
- State funded disability services
- State funded aged care services
We recommend you refer to your agencies policies or speak to your manager if you are unsure about your ISE status.
How do I find out if I can share information with a service?
The Victorian Government has created a list, where you can check whether an agency is listed as an Information Sharing Entity.
Go to the ISE list