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Case Management

Case management refers to the processes for managing and taking responsibility for the delivery of casework services including planning, implementation, monitoring and review. Case management is purposeful and directed toward achieving a case plan goal.

Case Plan Goal

The case plan goal is a specific goal for an individual child based on their assessed safety and permanency needs.

Casework Practitioner

Includes DCJ and funded service provider employees involved in the delivery of casework services including contact super-visors, caseworkers, team leaders, managers and specialists.

Care Responsibility

Day-to-day care and control of a child, including managing their placement, and promoting and safeguarding their well-being.

Care Continuum

A scale of care types starting from those that require the least involvement by DCJ and service providers and continuing through different types of care that involve increasingly more involvement by DCJ and service providers.

Functions of Parental Responsibility (PR)

Types of decisions that can be made by a person with the power of parental responsibility. For example ‘Approve the commencement of an adoption action’ (court proceedings), ‘Consent to non-urgent surgical medical treatment’ (medical) or ‘Match a child’s needs to a placement’ (placement).

Power of (PR) Parental Responsibility

Refers to power to exercise a function of parental responsibility.

Parental responsibility

The duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law parents have in relation to their children.

Service System

The collective system of early intervention; family preservation; restoration, guardianship, open adoption and OOHC services delivered by DCJ and service providers.

Funded Service Provider (FSP)

The provider of a Permanency Support Program (PSP) service commissioned by DCJ and funded under a contractual arrangement with DCJ.

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Last updated: 06 Mar 2020