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When a child is in need of protection, Child Safety is responsible for addressing the child's protection and care needs. Child Safety must develop and regularly review a case plan to ensure that the identified needs are addressed. For information about the required cycle of assessment, planning, implementation and review, refer to Chapter 4. Case planning.
When a child is subject to a long-term guardianship order to a suitable person, there are specific legislative requirements to review the child's case plan. For further information, refer to 1. What if a suitable person has long-term guardianship?
When a decision is made to open a support service case for a child, Child Safety is responsible for developing a Support plan with the child and family, pregnant woman or young person, and regularly reviewing it.
For information about the development and review of the support plan, refer to Chapter 7. Support service cases.