10.20 Victims of crime and the role of Victim Assist Queensland

Purpose

This procedure outlines the obligations of Child Safety staff under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 when working with children, families and carers who may have been injured as a result of an act of violence. It outlines the process for advising relevant persons about Victim Assist Queensland, the administrator of Queensland Government's assistance scheme for victims of crime, which assists the recovery of victims who have been injured as a result of an act of violence.

Key steps

  1. Respond to victims of crime
  2. Provide information to a victim of crime
  3. Make an application to Victim Assist Queensland

Standards

  1. Parents, children, staff members and approved carers are informed of the role of Victim Assist Queensland and provided with appropriate information in a timely manner.
  2. Eligible children either have an application made on their behalf, or are provided with the necessary information to enable them to make an application at an appropriate time.
  3. Transition to adulthood planning processes consider making an application to Victim Assist Queensland and includes engagement with the young person to plan strategies and actions to manage any funds granted.

Authority