Hide all content

Drug screens - information sheet for parents

This information sheet provides an explanation of drug screens to parents.

Requesting a drug screen

Follow this procedure when referring a parent to complete a drug screen.
Document ID number 1704, version 3, 9 December 2017.
See Drug screens – advice for further information.

Children at risk learning portal

This section provides an external link to the Children at risk learning portal developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
This portal provides information, guidance and online training on a range of topics relating to the early identification and management of vulnerable children at risk of child abuse and neglect. Although this portal is specifically designed for health professionals, it is a good resource for child protection practitioners regarding health and vulnerable children.

Applying for a birth certificate - procedure

Follow this procedure when determining if a child has a birth certificate, supporting a parent to obtain a birth certificate for their child, or applying for a birth certificate on behalf of a child in out-of-home care.
See Birth certificates - advice for further information.

Birth certificates - advice

This advice provides additional information about birth certificates for child protection clients.

My Health Record and child protection

This advice provides information on the My Health Record system, previously known as the personally controlled electronic health record system or eHealth, and how this relates to clients of child protection.

Document ID number 2430, version 1, published 25 August 2017.

Completing an Australian passport child application form

Prior to lodging a passport application for a child for whom the Secretary has parental responsibility ensure you have followed the steps outlined in Passports and have supplied all the documentation listed below. 

Home environment check

This advice is a guide for identifying possible risks of accidental injury to children in the home environment. Workers should consider these risks:

  • as part of completing a first visit assessment
  • as part of day-to-day case management
  • whenever a child changes their place of residence for any period of time.

The advice is not intended to apply when a home environment check is conducted as part of an out-of-home care assessment of foster carers by community service organisations.
Practitioners may wish to use this guide to inform the kinship care assessment (Part A).

Preparing a child for placement

This advice provides additional information regarding preparing a child for placement away from the family home.