Information Sharing Reforms – Introductory Module 2 now available as e-learning

Online training in Module 2: Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes, and an introduction to the MARAM Framework is now available. Module 2 is a pre-requisite for all other e-learning modules and outlines when and how to use the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), and provides…

Community-led Aboriginal Agreement to Address Family Violence Launched

The ground-breaking Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way: Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families is the new community-led Aboriginal 10-year family violence agreement for 2018-2028. It was written by the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum (formerly known as the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum) to build on the last 10-year plan, Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families: Towards…

New Independent Family Advocacy and Support in Darebin & Moreland

This Victoria Legal Aid pilot will provide non-legal advocacy to parents and primary carers involved with the child protection system pre-court proceedings for those living and/or working in Darebin and Moreland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and parents/primary carers with an intellectual disability are encouraged to access the service; however, information and referrals will…

Call for Renewed Scrutiny to the Regulation of Family Court Report Writers

Questions have been raised about the lack of governance over the Family Court report writing process as parents raise concerns about a Family Report Writer in NSW. Report writer’s ‘written assessments can affect the Family Court’s decision on which parent gets custody of their children’. Currently there is no accreditation required for these positions. Other…