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Cultural plan timelines flowchart

This flowchart provides details and timelines of the process for the drafting and endorsement of cultural plans.

Cultural plan templates

The cultural plan template includes all information about, and connection to, the child's culture, community and family.  The template also includes goals and tasks to maintain and develop the child's Aboriginal identity and encourage their connection to their Aboriginal community and cultural. 

Working with perpetrators of family violence to reduce risk to children - tip sheet

This tip sheet provides information that can be accessed quickly by practitioners and utilised in a variety of situations including:

  • when planning to interview a perpetrator
  • prior to a visit to a family
  • during supervision
  • reviewing a case.

Working with perpetrators of family violence - tip sheet

Working with adult perpetrators of family violence

This advice is about engaging and intervening with adult perpetrators of family violence. For the purpose of this advice, the term ‘perpetrator’ is used to describe persons who are alleged to have committed family violence and persons who have been assessed as responsible for harm due to their use of violence. It builds on the advice provided in the specialist practice resource Working with families where an adult is violent - specialist practice resource and should be read in conjunction.

Document ID number 2458, version 3, 15 August 2018.

Responding to family violence and the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme


In 2015, a Royal Commission into Family Violence was undertaken to examine the family violence response system from the ground up and put victim survivors at the centre of family violence reform. The Royal Commission’s report, which made 227 recommendations was released in March 2016.

Four of the recommendations (25,26,27 and 28) relate specifically to improving child protection practice and systems to better respond to family violence. Key themes relating to child protection practice include:

MOU children in immigration detention

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirms the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection relating to children in immigration detention in Victoria.
Document ID number 2844, version 1, 23 March 2017.

Planning for children's safety where there is family violence

Follow this procedure when planning with families to address substantiated family violence concerns.

Document ID number 1806, version 3, 15 August 2018.

Planning for children's safety where there is family violence - advice

This advice provides information regarding planning with families where family violence concerns have been substantiated.

Document ID number 2457, version 3, 15 August 2018.

Sexual exploitation information template process map

This process map assists practitioners to complete and process the sexual exploitation information template.

The template is located in Forms - Sexual exploitation on the department's intranet, which is only accessible to DHHS staff.