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Calling for good practice stories

Renewing its commitment to recognising good practice, the Office of Professional Practice will be presenting the good practice stories of 2018 in video format. 
Submission guidelines and an optional template can be found at http://providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/good-practice-bulletin

Family reunification orders and an alcohol or drug treatment condition for parents

Follow this procedure when a family reunification order is sought that includes a condition for parental alcohol or drug (AOD) treatment.
Document ID number 1229, version 1, 19 April 2018.

Principles for outposted child protection practitioners

This document outlines the principles relating to the role and supervision of outposted child protection practitioners.

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and Child Protection

This topic sets out how the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme interacts with child protection practice and information sharing under the CYFA.

Document ID number 3210, version 3, 27 September 2018.

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme decision trees

These decision trees will assist child protection practitioners when responding to requests to share information under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.

For further information see Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and child protection.

Missing from Care: a literature review

The Missing from Care: a literature review, was commissioned by the Office of Professional; Practice and written by the departments Centre for Evaluation and Research. The review has helped guide the development of policy and practice for children missing from care in Victoria.
Missing from Care: literature review

Child sexual exploitation

This practice resource guide assists the crucial work of the Victorian Child Protection program, community service organisations (CSOs) and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs) in preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation. 

Child sexual exploitation practice guide for child protection

This practice resource guide assists the crucial work of the Victorian Child Protection program, community service organisations (CSOs) and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs) in preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation. 

It is a reference tool to assist problem solving, help generate ideas and support consultation, supervision and training. While children in the general community may be at risk of child sexual exploitation, this guide is for those working with children known to Child Protection.

Forced marriage - procedure

Follow this procedure when a report has been received on forced marriage; investigating reports of forced marriage, or if forced marriage is identified as a possible area of concern during the course of child protection involvement
Document ID number 1610, version 2, published 30 June 2018.

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