Intervention with parents agreement

Intervention with parents' agreement (IPA) allows child safety officers to work intensively with children, young people and their families to meet their protection and care needs while they remain in the family home for all, or most of the intervention period.

Intervention with parents' agreement cases are only used when a child's views have been considered; their parents are willing and able to work with our department to meet their child's immediate protection and care needs, and that by the end of the intervention it is likely the parents will be able to meet these needs.  This type of intervention can also be used during an investigation.

This type of intervention does not require a court order and is used to prevent children and young people from further entering the child protection system.

The child's case plan must include what actions the department and parents are expected to complete over the period of the intervention.

 

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Intervention with Parental Agreement - Information for parents