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Department of Human Services

Best interests case practice

This part of the manual contains the Summary Guide of the Best Interest Case Practice Model; practice advices on medical, mental health and drug and alcohol assessments; and Best Interests planning and actions.

Best interests case practice advice

  •  Best interests case practice model
    Advice no: 1481. Access the summary guide.
  •  Information gathering in best interests case practice
    Advice number: 1587 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This advice provides Child Protection practitioners and managers with information and practice requirements regarding information gathering in the context of the Best Interests Case Practice Model (the model) specifically for Child Protection case practice.
  •  Analysis and assessment in best interests case practice
    Advice number: 1535 | Advice date: 1 December 2013
    Description : This advice provides child protection practitioners and managers with information and practice requirements regarding analysis and assessment in the context of the best interests case practice model (the model) specifically for Child Protection case practice.
  •  Planning in best interests case practice
    Advice number: 1282 | Advice date: 2 September 2013
    Description : This Advice provides child protection practitioners and managers with information and practice requirements regarding case planning in the context of the Best Interests Case Practice Model specifically for Child Protection case practice.
  •  Case planning flowchart
    Advice number: 1280 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This Advice contains a flowchart of the case planning process.
  •  Actions in best interests case practice
    Advice number: 1537 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This advice provides Child Protection practitioners and managers with information and practice requirements regarding actions in context of the Best Interest Case Practice Model specifically for Child Protection case practice.
  •  Reviewing outcomes in best interests case practice
    Advice number: 1588 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This advice provides Child Protection practitioners and managers with information and practice requirements regarding the reviewing of outcomes in the context of the best interest case practice model specifically for Child Protection case practice.

Health related assessments

Further case planning procedures and considerations

  •  Case planning for children in out of home care
    Advice number: 1284 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This Advice provides Child Protection practitioners and managers with an overview of the planning process and components of a case plan, for children who are in out of home care.
  •  Family decision-making
    Advice number: 1296 | Advice date: 15 March 2013
    Description : This Advice provides information to child protection practitioners and managers about family decision-making through the use of family group conferences (FGC) (also known as family decision-making meetings) and the Aboriginal Family Decision-Making (AFDM) program.
  •  Best interests planning for Aboriginal children
    Advice no: 1287. Information about this topic is contained in Advice number 1059 'Responding to Aboriginal children'.
  •  Review of Child Protection decisions
    Advice number: 1294 | Advice date: 14 January 2013
    Description : This Advice provides information for Child Protection practitioners and managers regarding the internal review of Child Protection decisions by regional senior officers.
  •  Planning for leaving care
    Advice no: 1297. Information about this topic is contained in Advice number 1418, 'Planning for leaving care'.
  •  Suicide and self harming behaviours - planning and management
    Advice number: 1301 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This Advice provides information and the practice requirements regarding management of children who engage in self-harming behaviours or threats of suicide.
  •  Clients with sexually abusive behaviours
    Advice no: 1302. See Best interests case practice model specialist practice resource: 'Adolescents with sexually abusive behaviours and their families'.
  •  Pre-birth planning for unborn children reported to Child Protection
    Advice no: 1303. Information about this topic is contained in Advice number 1144, 'Reports regarding unborn children'.
  •  Planning requirements for high risk infants
    Advice no: 1304. Information about this topic is contained in Advice number 1012, 'High risk infants (HRI) - practice requirements', located in ‘Practice context’.
  •  Case contracting processes
    Advice number: 1315 | Advice date: 5 November 2012
    Description : This Advice provides information and the practice requirements related to case contracting processes. A case contract is a formal arrangement in the form of a written agreement, between Child Protection and another agency for the provision of case management for a child subject to a protection order.
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