Family Participation Program
About our service
Our Family Participation Program (FPP) is here to help you and your family every step of the way when dealing with child protection and the Department of Child Safety.
If you live in the Brisbane and Logan region, our FPP is here to help our mob.
How we help you and your family
FPP supports you to take part in child protection decision-making. We know it can be very hard talking and dealing Child Safety. Our team can help families to have a voice and be heard.
It’s a complete new way of supporting our community with child protection matters.
Our team can help you with:
- making decisions affecting you and your family
- providing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander convener to support your family through meetings with Child Safety
- organising a safe and culturally appropriate space for meetings with the Department of Child Safety
- information and help to access services and programs to help and support your family.
Our video resources
We have created a series of 6 short videos to assist you and your family if Child Safety is in contact with you or a family member. The FPP team has produced these resources in collaboration with Raw Mint Studios to help you understand the stages of the child protection system.
Visit the links below to learn more.
Video 1 – Child Safety Regional Intake Service
Our Family Participation Program explains how the Regional Intake Service works. It’s the first point of contact for people, (families, community and professionals) who are worried about children who might be harmed or at risk of harm. All information shared with the Regional Intake Service is confidential and not shared.
Video 2 – Child Safety Investigation and Assessment
Learn what to expect if the Department of Child Safety has an opened an investigation with your family. Our Family Participation Program will talk you through the process, how it works and what you need to know during an Investigation and Assessment.
Video 3 – Child Safety Ongoing Intervention
Ongoing Intervention is a part of the process when the Department of Child Safety has made a decision that children are in need of protection and feel that it’s important that they might need to stay involved for a longer period of time. Learn the about types of interventions in Queensland and what happens after an assessment is made.
Video 4 – ATSICHS Family and Case Planning
Learn what a Family Plan is and the help and support available to you and your family to make sure things are safe while working with the Department of Child Safety so kids stay safe.
Video 5 – ATSICHS Family Participation Program
Hear from our Family Participation Program team members about how they can assist families with support, information, resources, referrals and services to ensure your voice is heard.
Video 6 – ATSICHS Family-Led Decision Making
Family-Led Decision making is the vehicle to support families to be empowered to make decisions about their family, in a culturally safe way. It’s a safe space to yarn about the things that are happening and what the family would like to do to make things safer at home for their children.
Accessing the service
How do I access the service?
You will need to contact your child safety officer who will refer you to our service.
Is there a cost?
No. This service is free.
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