fin logoThe Family Inclusion Network (FIN) Queensland (Townsville).


CPA Child Protection Principles

The following CPA principles must be considered by Child Safety Services before any action is taken:

child drawing• What is in the best interests of the child?

• The child’s interests are paramount (and are considered before parents’ interests).family

• Families have the primary responsibility for the upbringing, protection and development of the child.


Families should be supported in this role (and only in a minority of cases should children be removed from their family’s care).

child agreement• The child’s views and the family views are to be considered with both able to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

• If a child is removed from their family the paramount aim is to reunite the child with their family if possible and maintain family/ social contacts.father and son
aborigine child• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children must have culturally appropriate assessment and placement in care and as far as possible the child should be cared for within an ATSI community.


arrow back

Back to contents

arrow forward

Next page.
Previous page.
© Family Inclusion Network (FIN) Queensland (Townsville) 2009.