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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.

Out-of-home care toolbox

This section provides an external link to the out-of-home care toolbox developed by The Centre for Youth AOD Practice Development.
This toolbox provides information and guidance to carers and workers of young people on a variety of topics such as mental health, substance use and sexualised behaviour.

FLDM your personal information

This provides families information about how their personal information is used within the AFLDM and FLDM process.