The Permanent Care Manual 2020, which replaces the Adoption and Permanent Care Procedures Manual (2004) outlines current policy and provides practice guidance for permanent care teams, child protection and kinship and foster care service providers providing permanent care services in Victoria.
Changes to policies and practice include:
- updated forms relating to permanent care
- new health assessment forms for applicants
- a new policy that identifies who undertakes assessments to convert carers from foster care to permanent care.
- an interim process for managing the Central Resource Exchange
The Permanent Care Manual can be found in the specialist resources section of the Child Protection Manual. New and updated forms relating to permanent care are available at My Agency at Permanent Care Manual 2020 - Forms and templates.