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Family violence referral protocol

The purpose of this protocol is to set out clear and consistent referral pathways between Victoria Police, Support and Safety Hubs, family violence services, Child FIRST, Child Protection and victims of crime support services.
This protocol is between the Department of Health and Human Services, Family Safety Victoria, Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police.
Document ID number 2847, version 1, 5 July 2018.

New infant response


Child protection is changing the way it manages and responds to infants at risk in Victoria, providing them with a service response that matches their level of risk and vulnerability.

This new approach will assist child protection to consider the action needed to keep infants safe and healthy. It will aim to target the most at risk infants and ensure they receive the most intensive response. 

Infant response decision tool

This tool has been designed to assist practitioners and managers in deciding weather a child under two years of age requires an infant response or an infant intensive response. The tool consists of a three step process, which should be used in conjunction with the best interests case practice model to help guide which response is required.

Child Development and trauma guide - Introduction

This document provides important points for pracitioners using the information in the child development and trauma resource sheets about specific age groups.

De-allocation checklist

Use this checklist when identifying a child protection case for de-allocation.

Case allocation - advice

This advice provides information to assist with making case allocation decisions.

Document ID number 2254, version 1, 30 June 2018.

Monitoring and managing cases awaiting allocation

Follow this procedure when managing or assisting with cases awaiting allocation.

Document ID number 1304, version 1, 30 June 2018.

Assessment of suitability for a youth control order

Follow this procedure when you are the allocated practitioner, or were the allocated practitioner and the case has been closed for less than one month, when a child is being assessed for suitability for a youth control order.

Note: if the case is closed, the practitioner tasks do not extend past the provision of information.

Document ID number 1612, version 1, 4 June 2018.

Intensive Bail - advice

This advice provides additional information regarding the Intensive Bail Scheme.

Document ID number 2417, version 1, 1 June 2018.

Youth control orders - advice

This advice provides information on youth control orders, suitability assessment and planning meetings.

Document ID number 2416, version 1, 4 June 2018.