2. Review an intervention with parental agreement case

2.1 Review an intervention with parental agreement case

Case plans are to be reviewed regularly. For this type of intervention, which is intended to be short-term and intensive, reviews may be required more frequently than those for children subject to a child protection order. To decide how often to review the case plan, take into account:

  • any change that has a significant impact on the direction of the case plan, or triggers concern about the type of intervention, including unplanned or multiple requests for out-of-home care placements
  • the child's vulnerability, age and developmental needs
  • the existing provisions of the case plan.

As a minimum, review the case plan every six months.

To review a case plan for intervention with parental agreement, undertake the review requirements as outlined in Chapter 4, 5. Review and revise the case plan. In addition, consider the following factors specific to intervention with parental agreement cases:

  • the parents continued understanding and acknowledgment of the concerns
  • the family's continued ability and willingness to agree to the intervention and work toward achieving the case plan goal and outcomes
  • the progress made to date towards addressing the identified risk and safety issues for the child, given the short-term nature of the intervention
  • the family's continued commitment and ability to work with community based organisations and service providers as required
  • where illicit drug use has been identified as a factor contributing to the harm or risk of harm to the child/ren the willingness of parents to agree to regular and random drug testing as part of the case plan.

If a family is not able to sustain their commitment or ability to meet the child’s safety and well-being needs or work towards addressing the concerns, Child Safety must take action to address the child’s safety, belonging and wellbeing needs. This may require use of a child protection order.

If new child protection concerns are received, refer to 2. What if new child protection concerns are received? and determine whether a review of the case plan is required.