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FVISS & CISS Information Sharing Schemes

Information Sharing – Information for Clients

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) & Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)

Information Sharing laws have recently changed. GVCASA may share and receive information from other legislated organisations to support assessment and management of your (or your child’s) risk of family violence and support the wellbeing and safety of children and young people (under 18 years). Your consent is required in most information sharing situations. Information can be shared about any person without consent if there is a serious threat to someone’s life, health, safety or wellbeing of a child (under 18 years).

Where possible and safe, we will ask you what you think about sharing your information, and you will be informed if your information is shared. When shared, your information will be kept confidentially and securely.  Your information will never be given to the perpetrator of family violence.

For more information please go to: Family Safety Victoria.

Information Sharing – Information for Professionals

Requesting Information from GVCASA/GV Health under FVISS and CISS

The below outlines the process to request information under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), and applies to all programs of GV Health who have been prescribed as ISEs by the State Government, click here for a list of ISEs.

Only ISEs are eligible to request or share information under these schemes.  To request information from GV Health under either scheme, complete the ‘Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Scheme Request Form’ and email it to informationsharing@gvhealth.org.au

Copies of this form can be found on the GV Health website: http://www.gvhealth.org.au/health-professionals/information-sharing/
Please note: The onus is on the requesting ISE to seek and gain consent where required under Legislation. Specific details must be provided as to why information is being sought under either FVISS or CISS.

Process for FVISS and CISS requests

  1. Requesting ISE to complete the 'GV Health Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Request Form' (GVH website), ensuring that the thresholds for sharing have been met, including consent requirement (if applicable).
  2. Email form to: informationsharing@gvhealth.org.au
  3. GV Health delegates will review the request and provide a response via secure email within two business days.

Any confidential information provided under FVISS or CISS should be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Family Violence Protection Act 2008, the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act 2005, the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2004 and /or any other relevant state or Commonwealth law.