List: Statutory Powers exercised by FACS
|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