3. Mix of ages When considering access to a SAAP youth service by children/young people who are in the care of the Department of Child Safety, the service must, in keeping with their broader legislative and program requirements, give consideration to the ages and needs of the other clients in the service and the need to avoid unreasonable risks from older clients. 4. Limits on numbers of ‘placements’ At any point in time, children and young people who are the responsibility of the Department of Child Safety will not constitute the majority of clients of a youth SHS service. 5. Case worker support The Department of Child Safety will provide caseworker support to all children and young people under the age of 18 years, and who are subject to a child protection order under the Child Protection Act 1999. 6. Supplementary support Any services normally provided to SAAP clients will be provided to clients who are subject to a child protection order under the Child Protection Act 1999. Any additional support will be negotiated between the SAAP service and the Department of Child Safety. 7. Self referral to SAAP service by child/young person subject to a child protection order under the Child Protection Act 1999. If a SAAP youth service becomes aware that a child/young person who has self referred to their service is subject to a child protection order, the service will inform the Department of Child Safety of this situation within 24 hours. If a child is under 13 years old the SHS will inform their Regional Executive Director, Department of Communities (or their delegate) within two (2) working hours. The Department of Child Safety will provide a review within three (3) working days of being informed of the child/young person’s presence at the service. If a child is under 13 years old the placement will not continue beyond three (3) days. Where the placement is going to continue post-review, a written agreement must be completed. The agreement should include: arrangements for health, education, religion, cultural, family contact, behavioural needs, transitional plans for the child/young person; identification of roles and responsibilities for all parties involved; and a date as agreed upon by all parties for the review of the agreement. 8. Notification to the Department of Child Safety If a SAAP youth service has concerns about a child/young person involved with their service being harmed or at risk of intra-familial harm, the service should notify the Department of Child Safety of their concerns. If the concerns are in relation to extra-familial harm or risk of harm, then the SHS should contact the Queensland Police Service. If a SAAP youth service wants to follow up about a notification they have made to the Department of Child Safety, the Coordinator of the SAAP service should make contact with the Intake Officer or Team Leader, Intake and Assessment, who will inform the Coordinator about the actions being taken by the department in response to the information received.
9. Information sharing
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- Management, court order, Injunction