From Monday 9 January 2017, the redesigned Care Plan will replace the current Care Plan template when seeking orders from the Children’s Court. The Cultural Plans within the redesigned template will also be mandatory from this date, ensuring the cultural needs of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people are met.
The Redesigned Care Plan is broken down into the following sections:
This is where the FACS caseworker records the views of the child, parents, family and kin, as well as other significant and professional relationships such as Carers and the NGO holding case management
This is also where the views of any person who has expressed disagreement with plan provision can be record
Includes all relevant information on how a child's cultural identity will be maintained and cultural development improved
Including culturally appropriate services to be provided as determined through consultations with culturally appropriate family members and community representatives as well as the roles and responsibilities of those participating in delivering the cultural plan