We work with parents when there is a serious risk of their children coming into care, to support them to make changes that enable their children to stay safely in their care.
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What is Prevention of Coming into Care?
Our Prevention of Coming into Care services work with parents when their children have been identified by the local state government department as needing support to make changes in their lives so their children can safely remain at home.
Prevention of Coming into Care is sometimes referred to as Family Preservation or Early Intervention. Another term used is ‘intensive family support’ which usually refers to both Family Restoration and to Prevention of coming into care services.
Keeping families together is the aim of Prevention of Coming into Care services, working with parent to make the changes required to protect and care for their children.
The Way We Work
Key Assets has developed an evidence informed Practice Framework as the basis for our Prevention of Coming into Care services.
Key Assets believes that building the capacity of the adults who care for children is the most powerful way of promoting child wellbeing and safety, and for ensuring meaningful and sustained change for children and their families. Our Practice Framework applies a mentoring and coaching approach, respectfully collaborating with parents to work on the risk and safety issues they need to address in order that their child can safely remain with them. A growing body of evidence makes us confident that this approach will help achieve better outcomes for the children and families we serve.
Key Assets works very closely with the local state government department responsible for child protection in provision of Prevention of Coming into Care services. All referrals to Prevention of Coming into Care services are via the government department in the state those services are provided.
Where Does Key Assets Provide these Services?
Key Assets provides Family Preservation services in the East Kimberley,Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and in New South Wales.