Family Participation Program
The Family Participation Program (FPP) supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children, and young people to actively participate in child protection decisions that affect them.
Your voice… Your choice.
What can the Kambu Health Family Participation Program do for you?
The Kambu Health Family Participation Program (FPP) is here to help you and your kin in a culturally respectful and flexible way during your journey with child protection and the Department of Child Safety.
The Kambu FPP Team can:
- Assist with independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making (ATSIFLDM) in a culturally safe space
- Develop a process that enables a shared decision-making process involving children, parents, and families; aiming to develop family-based solutions
- Help families to identify a suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Independent Person (IP) or act as the families IP
- Provide appropriate referrals to suitable services and supports, including Family Wellbeing Services (FWS), for ongoing case management
Who can access the Family Participation Program?
Kambu Health Family Participation Program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children and young people under 18 years in the Ipswich region.
This includes any families subject to a child protection notification or who are already subject to mediation by Child Safety.
This includes any families who have a child protection notification or who have commenced mediation with Child Safety.
How can I access the Family Participation Program?
Mob can contact their Child Safety officer who will refer them to our service, or they can use the self-referral link: https://familysupportreferral.org.au
Is there a cost?
No, the Kambu Health Family Participation Program is free.
How does it work?
You can refer (or be referred) to FPP at any point in the child protection process.
Child Safety and FPP will prioritise referrals for families at the following points:
- Investigation & Assessment (I & A)
- Reunification phase
- Six months before the expiry of a Child Protection Order.
How do I find out more?