Children and young people

The list below contains best-practice resources for children and young people. If you have a resource you would like to share, please contact your local Regional Integrated Coordinator.

— Working with families where an adult is violent (2014)

A DHHS best interests case practice model and specialist practice resource.

— Assessing children and young people experiencing family violence (2013)

A DHHS practice guide for family violence practitioners.

— Good practice: working together to support children and young people experiencing family violence (2012)

A DHHS good practice guide to service integration when working with children affected by violence.

— DHS Practice Guidelines: Women and children’s counselling and support programs (2008)
— Kids Central Toolkit (External link)

Developed at the Institute of Child Protection Studies, a number of tools and resources are available to download for free under six principles: Keep Me Safe, I’m One of a Kind, My Family is Special, Make It Fun, Keep Me in the Loop and Who Else Matters?

— The Good Practice Guide to Child Aware Approaches (2014)

This Australian Institute of Family Studies paper is intended for service managers and practitioners working with vulnerable children and families, particularly those working in adult-focused service sectors.

— Children and Homelessness Factsheet

A resource developed by the Statewide Children’s Resource Program.

Other resources

— Mandatory reporting requirements

Find details on the DHHS website about mandatory reporting of child abuse, as well as details about the new offence for failure to disclose child sexual abuse, introduced in October 2014.