Decision tree

  1. Check whether sharing the information aligns with the underlying intent of the information sharing provisions

    1. Do you believe that sharing the information is likely to maximise the safety, protection, and wellbeing of the victim-survivor?
    2. Is the information relevant for assessing or responding to the DFV risk?
    3. Is sharing the information likely to increase risk for the victim-survivor?
    4. Can action be taken to mitigate the potential risk?
    5. Do not share the information.

  2. If possible and appropriate, obtain the victim-survivor’s consent

    1. Is it safe and appropriate to seek the victim-survivor's consent?
    2. Has the victim-survivor provided their consent?
    3. Do you believe that sharing the information is likely to maximise the safety, protection, and wellbeing of the victim-survivor?
    4. Can action be taken to mitigate the potential risk?
    5. Do not share the information.

  3. Determine your entity's classification

    1. Are you employed or engaged by a Queensland Government department that provides services for people who fear, experience, or commit DFV?
    2. You are employed by a prescribed entity.

      Move onto the next step.

    3. Are you employed or engaged by a non-government entity funded by government to provide DFV services to people who fear, experience, or commit DFV?
    4. You are employed by a specialist DFV service provider.

      Move onto the next step.

    5. Are you employed or engaged by a non-government entity that provides services to a wide range of people, which may include, but are not specific to persons who fear, experience, or commit DFV?
    6. You are employed by a support service provider.

      Move onto the next step.

    7. You do not meet the requirements to share information under Part 5A.

      You may be able to share confidential information under other legislation.

  4. Determine whether you meet the practitioner's role requirements

    1. Does your role include assessing threats to life, health, or safety because of DFV, or taking action to lessen or prevent threats to life, health, or safety because of DFV?
    2. Is there someone within you organisation who meets these role requirements?
    3. Liaise with this person in your organisation. It may be appropriate for them to share information under Part 5A.

      Move onto the next step.

    4. You do not meet the requirements to share information under Part 5A. You may be able to share confidential information under other legislation.

  5. Determine the purpose for sharing the information

    1. Is the information to be used to assess a DFV risk?
    2. You may share the information with another prescribed entity or specialist DFV service provider if you reasonably believe a person fears or is experiencing DFV and that giving the information may help the receiver to assess the DFV risk.

      You cannot share the information with a support service provider.

    3. Is the information to be used to respond to a DFV risk?
    4. You may share the information with another prescribed entity, specialist DFV service provider or support service provider if you reasonably believe a person fears or is experiencing DFV and that giving the information may help the receiver to lessen or prevent the DFV risk.

    5. You do not meet the requirements to share information under Part 5A.

      You may be able to share confidential information under other legislation.