3. Undertake ongoing intervention activities

3.1 Undertake case planning and review processes

When a child is in need of protection, Child Safety is responsible for addressing the child's needs to ensure their safety, belonging and well-being. Child Safety must develop and regularly review a case plan using collaborative family decision-making processes. This helps to ensure that the family and their network (including the child, their family, extended family and community) continue to developing and subsequently implementing plans that meet the identified needs while acknowledging current strengths. For information about the required cycle of assessment, planning, implementation and review, refer to Chapter 4. Case planning.

When a child is subject to a long-term guardianship order to a suitable person, there are specific legislative requirements to review the child's case plan. For further information, refer to 1. What if the child has a long-term guardian? 

There are specific legislative requirements for case planning and decision-making for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child. For further information, refer to 10.1 Decision-making about Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children.

3.2 Undertake support planning and review processes

When a decision is made to open a support service case for a child, Child Safety is responsible for developing a Support plan (DOC, 42 KB) with the child and family, pregnant woman or young person, and regularly reviewing it.

For information about the development and review of the support plan, refer to Chapter 7. Support service cases.