Referrals to Tweddle and Information Sharing
We value your referral to Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Your referral will be triaged by Tweddle’s Duty Worker and your client’s referral will be triaged into low, medium or high risk categories.
After assessment by the clinician your client will be placed on the waiting list. Clients with medium to high risk will be offered a place in a program if there is a vacancy.
If your client meets the criteria they may be offered a Day Stay Program to commence the change process.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause as a result of our finite resources and we thank you for your understanding.
Families referred to Tweddle and triaged for a residential or day stay program will be supported by highly skilled and experienced Tweddle clinical psychologists, maternal & child health nurses, early childhood professionals and Social Support staff. Our services and programs are accredited, accountable, responsive to research and evidence based. These hallmarks of professional integrity are subject to national accreditation.
You may download our referral form and fax it to us (03) 9689 1922 or complete our online referral form. We will then contact the family for an intake assessment and advise you of progress and outcomes.
Tweddle also provide professional development and parenting workshops in the community. Please contact our General Manager, Education, Professional Development & Research for more information on (03) 9689 1577 or visit our Professional Development page.
Information Sharing Schemes
Tweddle is prescribed under the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CIS), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVIS) and the Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM). These reforms are designed to promote the wellbeing and safety of children/adult victim survivors and to improve responses to family violence.
Other Information Sharing Entities (ISEs) and/or Risk Assessment Entities (RAEs) can use this request form to seek confidential information for the purposes of family violence and child/ren risk assessments.