Children and their families

This specialist practice resource provides a foundation for working with children and their families.

Children and their families: Best interests case practice model specialist practice resource (2012)

Children and their families (pdf, 7.1 MB)


This specialist practice resource guide was developed in 2012 to support the Best Interests Case Practice Model (BICPM).

The Best Interests Case Practice Model risk assessment activities were replaced by the SAFER children framework in 2021. However, these resources remain relevant and important for the broader child and family services sector who use the Best Interests Case Practice Model.

Child protection practitioners will continue to find much of the information in this specialist practice resource relevant for practice.