Achieving Permanency

Length of training: 5 hours

Achieving Permanency is a training that seeks to inform Foster and Kinship Care agency staff and carers about how permanency is achieved for children and young people in care. The training explores the core components to permanency as being legal, physical and relational and the continuum of permanency options, recognising that permanency does not just mean long term orders under the Act, but rather goes right from reunification through to options of LTG to Other and the newly introduced Permanent Care Orders.

This training will inform attendees of all the changes to the Child Protection Act that relate to achieving permanency for children, from changes and inclusions of new Principles to the Act, to enhancements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Placement Principles and the introduction of core principles relating to decision making for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.  

The training also explores considerations in the assessment and recommendation of orders, newly legislated concurrent planning, the difference between Long Term Orders and what this means in day to day care of children and obligations of Safety and Support Networks to children and young people subject to different orders.  

This training will provide a comprehensive understanding not only in respect to the changes to the Act, but what this means in the world of caring.