Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) & Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)
Information Sharing laws have recently changed. Seymour Health 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 – https://www.vic.gov.au/family-violence-information-sharing-scheme