Family Violence Information

Information Sharing Schemes

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 –

Health Professionals

Any request for the release of information pertaining to the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) & Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) must be done so by an authorised Information Sharing Entity (ISE) and/or Risk Assessment Entity (RAE). The requesting authorised person/agency will need to be verified prior to the release of information under these schemes.

To request information under one of these schemes, please complete the Information Sharing Request form and email your request to

To access the Family Violence Sharing Request Form, click here.

Browser History

  • Websites you look at are stored in your browser. See below on how to clear your browser history.
  • Use the Quick exit button to easily leave the website. This doesn’t clear the website from your browser history.

To view your browsing history in Chrome
  1. In any Chrome window, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H, or navigate to the URL chrome://history.
  2. Or,  click the Menu   button, which is located near the top-right side of the browser window, and choose History, then History again.
To clear your browsing history in Chrome
  1. Click the Menu button  , choose More tools and then Clear browsing data…Or, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Del.
  2. Select what data you’d like to clear from your history using the drop-down menu and check the appropriate boxes.
  3. When you’re ready to clear your history, click Clear browsing data.

To view your browsing history in Internet Explorer
Press Ctrl+H in any Internet Explorer browser window to view your history.
To clear your browsing history in Internet Explorer
  1. Open an Internet Explorer browser window.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Del to open the Delete Browsing History window.
  3. Check the boxes of the data you’d like to clear.
  4. Click Delete.