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List: Statutory Powers exercised by FACS

PowerFunction
Give effect to objects and principles of the Care Act Promote the development, adoption and evaluation of policies and procedures that accord with the objects and principles of the Care Act.
Provide services under the Care Act Provide services that accord with the objects and principles of the Care Act.
Steward the service system Promote a partnership approach between the government and non-government sector agencies responsible for and dealing with children and young persons who are in need of care and protection.
Conduct (ROSH) assessment Receiving, investigating and assessing risk of significant harm (ROSH) reports.
Protection of a child Take whatever action is necessary to safeguard or promote the safety, welfare and well-being of a child assessed as in need of care and protection.
Write Care Plans Facilitate the development of a care plan to meet the needs of a child and his or her family.
Write Parental Responsibility Contract (PRC) Facilitate the development of a PRC aimed at improving the parenting skills of the parents and encouraging them to accept greater responsibility.
Apply for certain orders (exclusively) Make application for warrants, parent capacity orders (PCOs), emergency care and protection orders (ECPOs), supervision orders, guardianship orders and care orders.

This does not include section 90 applications.

Consent to application of certain orders Consent to application for a guardianship order by another party.
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Last updated: 18 Sep 2018
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