Submission to Department of Health and Human Services: Child Information Sharing Consultation Paper



DV Vic made a joint submission on the Child Information Sharing Consultation Paper with Victoria Legal Aid, Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Federation of Community Legal Centres, No To Violence/Men’s Referral Service, Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and Berry Street.

The submission put forward a range of safeguards for the child information sharing regime to employ to engender a culture of information sharing that promotes safety. It made particular suggestions to make sure that information sharing mechanisms do not deter family violence victim survivors (adults, children and young people) from accessing services and do not exacerbate risk in circumstances where family violence perpetrators use information to control partners and children.

Submission to Department of Health and Human Services: Child Information Sharing Consultation Paper (PDF)