Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Specialist Services

Specialist Services aim to provide quality, evidence-based, well-coordinated support to children and young people in contact with the child safety system who have disability, mental health needs, and/or complex and high risk behavioural, psychological, emotional needs. This includes children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and those on dual orders with Youth Justice.

Specialist Services values and practice are consistent with the frameworks of Strengthening Families-Protecting Children and The five core elements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle.

Services are provided statewide through two service teams:

  • Specialist Services team
  • Transition and Post Care Support team.

Specialist Services also provide case coordination of Disability Support Services cases where, due to their level of disability, a child may no longer be able to live at home.