We have prepared a fact sheet for sector partners about changes to the way in which child protection practitioners are working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This information will help provide clarity for practitioners and sector partners.
In summary, the department will communicate with sector partners regarding individual children and families, and on broader planning as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic deepens. Child protection will direct its workforce to respond to children at imminent risk who require a statutory or emergency response. As much as possible, child protection work will be managed remotely, however, the ability to outreach to those at most imminent risk will be retained.