Assessing wellbeing, safety and risk
Children and families need to be provided with timely and effective assessment to determine the factors affecting the safety and wellbeing of their children.
After Hours Response Team (AHRT)
The After Hours Response Team (AHRT) is a team at the Helpline that provides casework for urgent ROSH referrals that require DCJ’s intervention, and urgent requests for assistance. These reports are received as referrals from the Helpline.
The AHRT works overnight and on weekends, including public holidays when CSCs are closed.
AHRT provides assistance and support to local CSCs after hours by:
- facilitating local placement options for children in need of care and protection
- responding to urgent child protection reports where there is imminent risk of significant harm and the CSC had no capacity to respond in business hours.