In 2008, Information Sharing Guidelines (ISG) for promoting the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families were developed as part of the Government of South Australia's Keeping Them Safe child protection reform agenda.
By sharing information and collaborating in the planning and delivery of services, efforts to keep vulnerable people safe from harm can happen earlier and more effectively. The ISG define the process for doing so.
In 2013, Cabinet directed that the scope of the ISG be broadened from its purely child protection focus, to include information sharing for all vulnerable people, including all adults irrespective of their status as parents or caregivers.
The state government has authorised the ISG, directing that the guidelines be implemented throughout the public sector and by relevant non-government organisations.