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TermMeaning
AbSecAboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat
ACCMAboriginal community controlled mechanism
AFLAAboriginal family-led assessment
AFLDMAboriginal family-led decision making
ACYFSNSW Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy
ACYPThe Advocate for Children and Young People
ADRAlternative Dispute Resolution
AHRTAfter Hours Response Team
AVOApprehended Violence Order
ADVOApprehended Domestic Violence Order
CALDCulturally and linguistically diverse
Care ActThe Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)
CDRTChild Death Review Team
Chapter 16ACare Act provisions allowing for information sharing between government and non-government organisations who are prescribed bodies, relating to a child’s safety, welfare or wellbeing.
Child Protection HelplineThe Helpline for reporting concerns about possible abuse or neglect of a child or young person (Phone 132 111)
ChildStoryDCJs information technology system for child wellbeing and protection
CSCCommunity Services Centre
CLCCommunity Legal Centre
CWUChild Wellbeing Unit
DCJDepartment of Communities and Justice
DRCDispute Resolution Conference
ECEIEarly Childhood – Early Intervention services
FCSFamily Connect and Support
FGCFamily Group Conference
ICDInteragency Case Discussion
JRUJoint Referral Unit
HRBAHigh Risk Birth Alert
HSNetHuman Services Network
HSOFNSW Human Services Outcomes Framework
ITCIntensive Therapeutic Care
JCPRPJoint Child Protection Response Program
MCSManager Client Services (DCJ)
LGBTQI+Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex
MCWManager Casework (DCJ)
MRGMandatory Reporter Guide
NDISNational Disability Insurance Scheme
NGONon-government organisation
PARVANThe Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect Unit
PSPPermanency Support Program
OCGOffice of the Children’s Guardian
OOHCOut-of-home care
ROSHRisk of significant harm
SARASafety Assessment, Risk Assessment and Risk Re-assessment
SCRPTScreening and Response Priority Tool
SDMStructured Decision Making
TEITargeted Earlier Intervention
UNCRCThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
WAMWeekly Allocation Meeting
Young PersonA person who is aged 16 years or above but who is under the age of 18 years. Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
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Last updated: 03 May 2021