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Information sharing and family violence reforms

May 26 - Jun 9, 2021


Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are an educational professional seeking information about the operation of the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms.


This learning event will provide an introduction to the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework.

From Term 2 2021, the Information Sharing and Family Violence Reforms apply to all Victorian independent schools. The reforms aim to improve the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and reduce family violence. It is essential that schools understand their obligations under these schemes, including how to request access to and share information with other authorised professionals.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety

Key takeaways                

  • an understanding of the intent and purpose of the reforms
  • awareness of how to share and request access to information under the  schemes
  • knowledge of the record-keeping requirements
  • an understanding of next steps and where to seek further information.


Presenter information

Sarah Dunn                  

Sarah Dunn is an experienced lawyer in the education sector. She provides strategic and practical advice to Member Schools in relation to a range of legal, regulatory, risk and compliance issues.





Peter Roberts                 

Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in Victorian secondary schools as a teacher and Assistant Principal.



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