Procedures

Last update: 09 February 2022

The Office of Children’s Guardian is responsible for the administration of the voluntary out-of-home care program and the development of statutory procedures.

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    Information exchange

    Chapter 16A of the Act establishes a framework for interagency coordination and information exchange between Voluntary out-of-home care agencies and other prescribed bodies.

    The following resources regarding information exchange are available on the Family and Community Services website:  

    • A checklist for requesting information under Chapter 16A
    • A template letter for requests of information
    • A template letter for agreeing to a request for information
    • A template letter for declining a request for information
    • A template for requesting information from Community Services  

    Detailed information on mandatory reporting is also available from Family and Community Services.

    More guidance on information exchange

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