Information Sharing under Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007
Domestic violence is a crime that is preventable.
It requires a coordinated response from service providers in the areas of policing, justice, health, welfare, education, child protection and victim support services to reduce its incidence.
Part 13A was introduced to the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 to improve the response to domestic violence and increase agencies' capacity to share information and work collaboratively to support families at risk from domestic violence.
This web resource is intended for service providers – staff of government agencies, non-government service providers and other professionals - whose clients may be at threat of domestic violence.
You are encouraged to read this information to improve or maintain your knowledge of information sharing in the context of domestic violence: to help your clients access domestic violence support services and to reduce or prevent serious domestic violence threats to the life, health or safety of victims, their children or any other person.
For more information and guidance see the Domestic Violence Information Sharing Protocol.