The ‘Working together for kids’ series is a practical, easy to read set of guides that outline the typical child protection process in the ACT. These guides have been developed specifically for parents and families that become involved with Child and Youth Protection Services.
There are five guides in the series, each focusing on a different aspect of the child protection process. Their purpose is to provide parents and families with straightforward, relevant and helpful information specific to their needs at the time they need it.
By providing this information we aim to help parents and family members understand how the child protection system works in the ACT so we can best work together for the benefit of children and families.
The ‘Working together for kids’ series is made up of:
- Guide 1 – Child Concern Reports: What are they and what does it mean if someone makes a report about my child?
- Guide 2 – Going to court and working to reunite families: What’s involved and what can I do?
- Guide 3 – When children are in care: What happens with my child when they are in care and what can I do to have them come home?
- Guide 4 – Feedback and raising concerns: How can I let others know what I think?
- Guide 5 – Representing yourself in court: What do I need to know to navigate care and protection court processes?
The ‘Working together for kids’ series was developed in partnership between Child and Youth Protection Services and the Australian Red Cross Birth Family Advocacy Support Service.