ELAA shares practical resource to promote understanding of CISS
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ELAA shares practical resource to promote understanding of CISS

by Freya Lucas

October 05, 2022

While many Victorian educators are aware of the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) there is still more work to be done to promote awareness of the scheme and its importance, and to drive engagement with the scheme in Victoria. 


To support, the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) recently commissioned Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) to develop a practical resource – The ABCs of CISS to address the key questions early childhood teachers, educators and leaders need answered to be able to participate in the scheme with confidence. 


The Practice Guide draws from findings from the Child Information Gap Analysis Survey which was conducted by ELAA and other early childhood grantees including Community Child Care Association, Australian Childcare Alliance (Vic), Municipal Association of Victoria and Early Childhood Australia (Vic).  


It provides step-by-step information, infographics, and case studies specific to the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.   


The guide will contribute to: 


  • greater awareness of the schemes, and the roles and responsibilities of services 
  • ECTs/educators feeling more confident about their role and capability to share information 
  • improved quality and timeliness of requests for and responses to requests for appropriate information sharing 
  • greater collaboration and coordination with other services; and 
  • a shared commitment to child wellbeing, in particular between universal, secondary, and tertiary services. 


Access the practice guide here

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