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Applying for a Medicare number for a child in care

Follow this procedure when:

  • obtaining a child’s existing Medicare number; or
  • applying for new Medicare number on behalf of a child or young person in care.

This procedure is relevant to all children and young people in care. Note: the procedure differs for young people aged over 15 years. 

Document ID number 1125, version 1, 4 January 2019.

Case management: NDIS and children with a disability and/or complex medical needs

This procedure should be used by child protection practitioners and contracted case managers who are working clients of child protection who also have a disability and/or complex medical need.
Document ID number 1706, version 1, 2 January 2019.

Intake: NDIS and children with a disability and/or complex medical needs

This procedure should be used by intake practitioners when additional information is required to formulate a risk assessment for a child with a disability and/or complex medical needs, based on the alleged protective concerns raised by a reporter.
Document ID number 1705, version 1, 2 January 2019.

Child Protection student placements

The Child Protection student placement policy has been revised and now includes tools and checklists to assist both the student and their supervisor. The policy focusses on the provision of a safe and supportive learning environment, where clear expectations are set, and learning opportunities are provided in line with the student’s capability and experience.

Student task lists

These lists are a guide as to the type of tasks that can and can not be allocated to students undertaking placements in Child Protection.

Student placement orientation checklist

This checklist is to be used by student supervisors to support student orientation to the Child Protection program.

Infant intensive response

The infant intensive response forms can be found on the human services intranet (DHHS staff access only).

  • Infant intensive response meeting template
  • Infant intensive response panel template
  • infant intensive response panel terms of reference

Immunisation for children in out-of-home care - information for carers

This information sheet provides information to carers regarding immunisation for children in out-of-home care.