What information do I need to refer to Child Protection?

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Your identity is protected when you provide the information under the Children Youth & Families Act s 191 and it cannot be disclosed unless you give permission to Child Protection.

Child Protection will do their best to provide information and consultation but in that instance may direct you to The Orange Door.

When referring to Child Protection, the Child Protection intake practitioners will be keen to hear from you about the significant concerns you have for a child’s immediate safety or the concerns you have about a parent’s ability to protect the children and keep them from harm. Child Protection will expect you have as much information as possible about the family (see below).

Child’s details Family’s details
  • Name, age, gender, and address
  • Aboriginality
  • Cultural identity, language spoken at home, need for an interpreter
  • Current whereabouts
  • Current presentation or functioning
  • Physical or emotional development
  • Presence of a disability
  • Care arrangements, and who has parental responsibility.
  • For a child is under two years old, additional information is required, such as where the child was born, and at which hospital.
  • Family composition: name, date of birth (or age) and gender of each parent and sibling (including step and de facto family)
  • Cultural identity, first language, language spoken at home, need for an interpreter
  • Name and address of those responsible for the care of the child
  • Relationship status of parents
  • Family interaction and parent-child relationships
  • Any physical or intellectual disabilities for parents or siblings.
  • Social and professional network
  • Any history of family violence
  • See the Child Protection Manual for further information.

See the Child Protection Manual for further information

Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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