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Decide ongoing intervention type

Use this procedure to decide the ongoing intervention needed to ensure a child’s safety, belonging and wellbeing and to reduce the likelihood of future harm. The procedure explains how to recommend the most appropriate type of child protection order, prepare an affidavit and participate in child protection proceedings.

Ongoing intervention refers to intervention by Child Safety that occurs with a child and their family following the completion of an investigation and assessment. Ongoing intervention may occur with the authority of a child protection order or with the consent of the parents, pregnant woman or young person.

Use this procedure to:

  • assess and decide the type of ongoing intervention for a child after an investigation and assessment
  • assess and recommend the most appropriate type of child protection order
  • prepare an affidavit
  • participate in child protection proceedings.

Child Safety provides ongoing intervention to a child and family to ensure the child’s safety, belonging and wellbeing and to reduce the likelihood of harm. 

The purpose of ongoing intervention is to:

  • provide support to a child who has been assessed as not being in need of protection but for whom there is a ‘high’ outcome on a family risk evaluation
  • provide support to a child and family when the child has been assessed to be in need of protection
  • provide support to a pregnant woman when it has been assessed that her unborn child will be in need of protection after the birth

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