Child and family

Sharing information can help families receive support when they need it and enable collaboration between services to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. The Child Protection Act 1999 enables broad information sharing for particular purposes between organisations in the child protection system.

Information sharing guidelines

Access the Information sharing guidelines (PDF, 2.1 MB) Information sharing guidelines (DOCX, 124 KB) for practical support and guidance to help understand your obligations when sharing information under the Child Protection Act 1999. The guidelines describe circumstances when information can be shared and who may share information