Case plans are developed to address the protection and care of children or young people involved in ongoing intervention.
A Support Service case refers to providing, or helping provide preventative and support services to families.
Intervention with Parental Agreement (IPA) allows child safety officers to work intensively with children, young people and their families to meet their protection and care needs while they remain in the family home for all, or most of the intervention period.
If it has been assessed that a child or young person has been harmed or is at risk of harm and requires protection, we will remain involved with the family for a period of time.
A family group meeting is held by our department to develop a case plan when we believe that a child or young person is in need of protection.
When a child or young person is assessed as being in need of protection, and a parent is not able and willing to protect them, an application will be made to the Childrens Court for a Court Assessment Order or a Child Protection Order.
In some cases, a child or young person subject to child protection intervention by our department will also be subject to youth justice services administered by Justice and Attorney General.