Full course description
This event also includes a non-compulsory two-hour face-to-face or online event on Tuesday 24 May, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. For those attending 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 child information sharing and family violence reforms.
This learning event will provide an overview of the:
- Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS)
- Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)
- Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework
The child 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 confidential 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
understanding of the intent and purpose of the information sharing and family violence reforms
- awareness of how to share and request access to information under the schemes
knowledge of the record-keeping requirements
Sarah Dunn is a School Services Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria. Sarah 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 is 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.