Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM)
This program has as its primary goal the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people who are at risk of abuse and neglect. Aboriginal Family Decision Making is an approach to decision-making and planning that is guided by cultural tradition, actively involves the child’s family and Aboriginal community and is grounded in a partnership between regional departmental Child Protection Services and the local Aboriginal community.
Cultural Support Planning
A Cultural Support Plan is a way in which workers, carers and family members can come together in order to allow the child in care to develop, maintain and establish links to country, community and family in a safe and appropriate manner. It also enables children who haven’t been placed in the out-of-home care system to continue to have contact and connections with their siblings. Given the importance of ‘family’ and the need for a connection to country and community, this is a crucial factor.
Out of Home Based Care – Kinship Care
Kinship Care is the care provided to a child or sibling group by their extended family or friends when they are unable to be cared for by their own parents. This kinship arrangement may come about through informal family arrangement, Child Protection intervention, and permanent care or Family Court involvement.
Kinship Care: Placement Establishment and Support
The program is designed to facilitate Kinship Care placements by providing a high level of support and consultation with relevant parties at the start of Kinship placements.
Family Group Home
Family Group Home is a residential unit that provides a safe and caring environment for children who are under the care of the Department of Human Services. It caters particularly for large sibling groups.
Integrated Family Services – Indigenous (IFSI)
IFSI is a program that works to promote the safety, stability and development of children, young people and their families. It aims to provide a culturally appropriate service to families to assist them in providing a safe, healthy, nurturing family environment.
Phone: 03 5150 0712