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Information Sharing Protocol between DHHS, Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court of Victoria

A new information sharing protocol has been has been developed between the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) and the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Children’s Court of Victoria (the Courts). The protocol was established to respond to recommendation 28 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Information sharing protocol - DHHS, Magistrate's Court and Children's Court

This document outlines the processes for information sharing between child protection and the Courts.
Document ID number 2848, version 1, 3 June 2019.

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Information sharing with the Magistrates' Court and the Children's Court

Follow this procedure when:

  • you receive a request from the department’s Information Sharing Unit to provide information to the Magistrates’ Court or the Children’s Court relevant to your duties under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005; or
  • seeking information from the Magistrates’ Court or the Children’s Court relevant to the assessment of the safety or risk to a child or family member under Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008  

Document ID number 1230, version 1, 3 June 2019.

2019 Victorian Protecting Children Awards

The 2019 awards are open for nominations until 15 May. These Awards recognise staff working across all areas of the child protection and family support service programs. They acknowledge commitment and dedication to service excellence and leadership at the highest standard.

My Health Record and children in out-of-home care - information for carers

This document provides information on My Health Record and children in out-of-home care.
Document ID number 2939.8, version 1, 8 March 2019.

My Health Record and children in out-of-home care - information for parents

This document provides information to parents regarding My Health Record when their child is in out-of-home care.
Document ID 2939.7, version 1, 8 March 2019.

My Health Record and children in out-of-home care - information for young people 14 years and over

This document provides information on My Health Record and the role of child protection for young people aged 14 years and over.
Document ID number 2939.6, version 1, 8 March 2019.

How Child Protection interacts with My Health Records

This quick reference guide outlines Child Protection's legal authority regarding a client's My Health Record.
Document ID number 2996, version 2, 1 May 2019

My Health Record

Follow this procedure when a client enters out-of-home care and you are required to access their My Health Record.
Document ID number 1127, version 1, 8 March 2019.

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