Government seeking feedback on information sharing

Mon 22 Feb 2021

The government is asking for feedback through two separate online surveys about information sharing related to the Family Violence Act and the Oranga Tamariki Act.

The word feedback spelled in blocks

Survey on information sharing related to the Family Violence Act 2018

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is asking for feedback from the family violence sector about information sharing related to the Family Violence Act 2018. 

The Act introduced information sharing laws to allow the family violence sector to collect, use and disclose personal information for specified purposes. The new laws took effect in July 2019 and require those in the family violence sector to consider sharing information if it may help protect a victim from family violence, or if they receive a request for information.

The deadline to complete the online survey is 5 March 2021.

MOJ is interested in knowing if the family violence sector is using the information sharing provisions from the Family Violence Act and the guidance that was developed to help the sector use the new laws. MOJ is also asking about how they can better support information sharing in the family violence sector. 

For more information contact Stephanie Edmond at       
(04) 978 7047 or

Survey on information sharing related to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

Oranga Tamariki is asking for feedback from the child care and protection sector about the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

The deadline to complete the online survey is 9 March 2021.

The purpose of the survey is to find out how the new information sharing provisions are working in practice. Oranga Tamariki has commissioned Synergia to run the survey on behalf of Oranga Tamariki.

For questions about the survey or more information, contact Synergia at or the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre at

Update: Oranga Tamariki has published the results and report from this survey in September 2021. 

Image: Ann H from Pexels

More news articles about Government