Information sharing and MARAM reforms
The Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) will commence phase two for organisations on 19 April.
Commencement of desktop audits for residential and foster care audits
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in out of home care.
Audits of residential care programs commenced in April 2015. Due to the emergence of COVID-19, the onsite audits were suspended in March 2020. An interim desktop audit process has now been introduced.
COVID-19 guidance for the community services sector
Victoria returned to COVIDSafe settings from 11:59pm on Friday 26 February 2021 with further relaxation from 26 March 2021. Community services must comply with any applicable directions in the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) and have a COVIDSafe plan for onsite operations.