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Child Information Sharing Scheme

The Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) allows authorised organisations to share information to support child wellbeing or safety.

Who can share information under CISS?

Information can only be shared under theScheme by professionals at authorised organisations, known as InformationSharing Entities (ISEs).

ISEs include services that work with children, young people and families.


Professionals working at authorised organisations or ISEs include:

·       Teachers and educators

·        Healthcare professionals

·        Social workers

·        Police officers

·        Child protection workers

·        Youth justice workers

·        Early childhood educators

·        Mental health professionals

·        Family violence specialists

·        Other professionals working with children

A searchable directory of ISEs can be found here.

How can the scheme support children’s wellbeing, including engagement with education?

"CISS ensures that professionals working with children can gain a complete view of the children they work with, making it easier to identify wellbeing or safety needs earlier, and to act on them sooner. This will enable proactive supports to be put in place and prevent escalation. Use of the CISS will help engage educators with children and families’ unique ecosystems and build the understanding of that child’s needs. Through proactive sharing, the scheme enables a range of allied health and community services to coordinate strategies and ensure greater success for children’s wellbeing and safety in care environments." (Community Child Care Association).


More information about CISS can be found here.

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