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Responding to family violence and the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

Background

In 2015, a Royal Commission into Family Violence was undertaken to examine the family violence response system from the ground up and put victim survivors at the centre of family violence reform. The Royal Commission’s report, which made 227 recommendations was released in March 2016.

Four of the recommendations (25,26,27 and 28) relate specifically to improving child protection practice and systems to better respond to family violence. Key themes relating to child protection practice include:

MOU children in immigration detention

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirms the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection relating to children in immigration detention in Victoria.
Document ID number 2844, version 1, 23 March 2017.

Planning for children's safety where there is family violence

Follow this procedure when planning with families to address substantiated family violence concerns.

Document ID number 1806, version 2, 6 June 2017

Planning for children's safety where there is family violence - advice

This advice provides information regarding planning with families where family violence concerns have been substantiated.

Document ID number 2457, version 2, 6 June 2017

Sexual exploitation information template process map

This process map assists practitioners to complete and process the sexual exploitation information template.

The template is located in Forms - Sexual exploitation on the department's intranet, which is only accessible to DHHS staff.

Missing children and young people

Follow this procedure when a child or young person subject to child protection involvement goes missing.
Document ID number 1515, version 1, 16 March 2017.

Missing children and young people - advice

This advice provides information regarding children and young people subject to child protection involvement who go missing.

Document ID number 2359 , version 1, 16 March 2017.

CRIS Child Protection guides

Child Protection CRIS user guides provide practitioners with information on the various processes and components within the Client Relationship Information System. The guides include detailed step-by-step instructions on how to record and maintain information on CRIS.

A limited number of  guides are currently located on the Department of Health and Human Services intranet, which is only accessible to departmental staff.

Registering a child’s birth - procedure

Follow this procedure when registering a child’s birth.
Document ID number 1120, version 1, 10 February 2017.

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