Case planning is the process we use to make sure children and young people in out-of-home care receive the care and support they need, including maintaining a connection with their family.
This planning process involves the following:
- Child health passport - records health information of a child or young person in care.
- Children with disabilities - providing appropriate services and supports for children and young people with a disability.
- Education support plans - identifies education goals for a child or young person in care and strategies to achieve those goals.
- Family contact and reunification - identifying and developing relationships valued by a child or young person in care and working toward reconnection with families.
- Long-term guardianship - where appropriate, establishing alternative long-term care and guardianship arrangements for a child or young person.
- Placement Agreements - negotiating a written agreement with carers to achieve the goals of a child or young person's placement in care.
- Transition from care - refers to a young person's transition from out-of-home care to independence, when they reach 18 years of age.
For more information, also see Case planning in the child protection section.