The following materials have been developed to help service providers implement the Information Sharing Guidelines (ISG).

The guidelines

Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing (ISG) (PDF, 13.3 MB)

ISG Decision Making Steps and Practice Guide

This is a key resource for all staff to follow, a flowchart and guide providing advice on the ISG’s practical application.

ISG Decision Making Steps and Guide (PDF, 2.2 MB)

ISG Decision Making Steps and Guide (DOC, 1.7 MB)

Resources

Writing an appendix

Explains how to develop a procedure for ISG implementation.
A Guide to Writing an ISG Appendix (PDF, 486.9 KB)

Overview video

A video summarising the Information Sharing Guidelines.

Tips

Early intervention by sharing information – 10 top practice tips (PDF, 577.1 KB)

Discussion Paper

Overview of implementation of the Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children, Young People and their Families 2009 to 2012 (PDF, 82.5 KB)

Forms

This can be used if you don’t have a process to document a client’s consent to share information.

Sample consent form (DOC, 46.5 KB)

An example of a form that could be used to record information sharing activity if your organisation does not have an existing client file record keeping process.

Record Keeping Form (DOCX, 21.6 KB)

Audit tool

An audit tool that can be used by organisations in preparation for quality assurance auditing processes such as the Australian Service Excellence Standards.

ISG Audit Tool - Assessing organisational ISG policies and procedures for content and quality (PDF, 368.3 KB)

Online training

Introduction to Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing

This online course is a 15 minute overview of the ISG, useful for staff who need to know about the ISG but may not necessarily be called on to routinely apply it in their work.

Introduction to Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing online course

Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing Induction for Staff and Supervisors

This online course targets front line staff, supervisors and policy makers who need to have a detailed knowledge of the ISG because they will apply the ISG in their daily work or supervise those who do. This interactive course has assessment activities and takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing Induction for Staff and Supervisors online course