A case can be moved to the closure phase from any of the preceding phases.
The following outcomes may be recorded when moving a case to closure phase:
- Intake phase:
- inappropriate referral – no further action
- insufficient information – no further action
- child and or family concerns - advice and or information
- significant concern for the wellbeing of a child - refer to Child FIRST.
- Investigation phase:
- child and or family concerns – advice and information
- significant concern for the wellbeing of a child – refer to Child FIRST
- substantiated – sufficient safety provided.
- Protective intervention phase:
- no further action required.
- Protection order phase:
- move to closure.
Following the completion of all actions and tasks in the closure phase, the 'Reason for Closure Outcomes' recorded in CRIS are as follows:
- adoption order made
- child or young person died
- child or young person moved overseas
- Family Court order made
- family moved interstate
- family moved overseas
- permanent care order made
- protective involvement ceased
- unable to supervise – child or young person not able to be contacted
- unable to supervise – family not able to be contacted
- young person attains 18 years of age
- young person married
- order expires at term
- order expires after initial 12 months
- closed at intake
- new allegation confirmed.*
* New allegation confirmed serves to shift a case from closure phase back to investigation phase.