Investigation plan checklist

Use this checklist when planning an investigation.

 

Checklist

Print version: Investigation plan checklist (doc, 69 KB)

 

Investigation plan complete and endorsed by supervisor.

YES

O

 

First Visit:

YES

NO

Announced visit to parent

O

O

Child to be seen at home

O

O

Parental permission prior to seeing child

O

O

For information related to interviewing a child at an education facility prior to obtaining parental consent see advice Interviewing without parental permission and Education and early childhood (pdf, 1.63 MB) protocol.

 

 

 

Does the investigation plan adequately cover the issues identified in the report with regard to each child included in the report with reference to their safety and development?

YES

O

 

Outreach Kit checked and complete.

YES

O

 

Worker safety issues effectively addressed.

YES

O

 

Client characteristics

YES

NO

High-risk infant

See procedure High-risk infants for tasks that must be undertaken.

O

O

 

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (refer protocol and related procedures)

See VACCA (pdf, 163.81 KB) protocol.

O

 

O

 

Disability (child or parent) (refer protocol)

See Disability (pdf, 491.79 KB) protocol.

O

 

O

 

High risk youth

See procedure High-risk youth for tasks that must be undertaken.

O

 

O

 

Interpreter required (non English language or hearing impaired child or family member)

O

 

O

 

 

Nature of reported issues

YES

NO

Physical or sexual abuse or serious neglect (refer police protocol)

See Police and Child Protection protocol (pdf, 293.16 KB) protocol.

O

 

O

 

Joint visit with police

See advice Joint visits with police.

O

 

O

 

Children in contact with sex offenders report (refer to additional information)

O

 

O

 

Serious mental health issues (child or parent)

O

 

O

 

Drug and/or alcohol abuse (child or parent) (refer protocol) Is a drug screen required?

See Drug treatment services (pdf, 201.21 KB) protocol.

O

 

O

 

Violence in the home

O

 

O

 

 

Placement in out-of-home care likely?

  • Addressed in Investigation plan, including contingency arrangements.

YES

O

 

Other agencies

  • Relevant agencies (including interstate welfare authorities) have been contacted or are addressed in Investigation Plan.

YES

O

 

 

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