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Sharing information for timely and effective interventions

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from harm and improve their wellbeing.

However, information sharing is only beneficial if it leads to more timely and effective interventions for children, young people and families.

Given the significant opportunity for substantial reform in information sharing regimes through the Roadmap to Reform process and the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, our submission explores the issues raised by the consultation paper, identifies potential risks and makes recommendations for improvements.