Author: Government recordkeeping

PROV has issued a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to authorise disposal of centrally compiled reports created by Family Safety Victoria (FSV) which are sourced, compiled and shared with the agencies participating in the family safety information sharing scheme. The new RDA is PROS 21/03 Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of Central Information Sharing. Establishment of the information sharing scheme was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.


Development of the RDA

The RDA was developed by Family Safety Victoria in consultation with PROV. PROV thanks Family Safety Victoria for its work and contribution to the RDA development.


Scope of the RDA

This RDA will cover the records of the Central Information Point (CIP) which was established under the Family Violence Protection (FVP) Act 2008 to prepare consolidated reports using information from Court Services Victoria, Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing with further participating agencies added over time. The CIP receives and responds to requests for confidential information from family violence support workers of the participating agencies who use the information to conduct a family violence risk assessment or for a family violence protection purpose.

The primary function and records disposal classes are described in generic terms so the RDA can accommodate other kinds of central information sharing reports in future.

Please contact us if your agency would like to use this RDA for a comparable information sharing scheme.


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