10.14 Referring to Family and Child Connect or intensive family support services for early intervention

Purpose

This procedure outlines the process to refer a family to Family and Child Connect or intensive family support services as an early intervention strategy to prevent a child becoming in need of protection.

Key steps

  1. Roles and functions of Family and Child Connect
  2. Roles and functions of intensive family support services
  3. Referrals to Family and Child Connect or an intensive family support service
  4. Making a referral to Family and Child Connect or an intensive family support service

 What ifs – responding to specific Family and Child Connect or intensive family support service matters

Standards

  1. A referral is made to Family and Child Connect or an intensive family support service for an eligible family, when it is determined that the family would benefit from help and support to prevent a child becoming a child in need of protection.

Authority