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posted on 2020-08-18, 04:43 authored by Jude McCullochJude McCulloch, JaneMaree MaherJaneMaree Maher, Kate Fitz-GibbonKate Fitz-Gibbon, Marie Segrave, Kathryn Benier, Kate Burns, Jasmine McGowanJasmine McGowan, Naomi PfitznerNaomi Pfitzner

The Victorian Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS - the Scheme) was established under Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 as part of the Royal Commission into Family Violence (State of Victoria 2016) reforms. The Scheme aims to:

  • ● better identify, assess and manage the risks to adult and child victim/survivor safety, preventing and reducing the risk of harm; and

  • ● better keep perpetrators in view and enhance perpetrator accountability

    The Scheme commenced on February 26, 2018. It was rolled out to Initial Tranche and Phase One organisations, in February and September 2018 respectively. Organisations prescribed to share under the Scheme are known as Information Sharing Entities (ISE). Phase Two is due to commence in the first half of 2021. To date approximately 38,000 workers have been prescribed under the Scheme. In Phase Two approximately 370,000 additional workers are due to be prescribed.

    An independent Review of the FVISS is legislatively mandated to ensure that it meets its aims and avoids adverse outcomes. The recommendations and insights of this Review aim to improve the operation of the Scheme generally and the Scheme’s implementation in Phase Two organisations in particular.


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18 August 2020

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Review of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme Final Report

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