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Investigation stage


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Part 1: The Investigation Stage evidence

Child Safety Services will investigate for two reasons. These are:

telephone1. A ‘notification’ (or report) has been made to the Department.

 

sad child2. If a child has been harmed, is suffering harm or the family is unable to provide protection for the child then Child Safety Services will investigate and may apply for a court order.

 

What to do if Child Safety makes first Contact

  1. 1. Write down the names of everyone involved – the Child Safety Officer, the Team Leader, the Manager as well as their Area Office and telephone numbers. paper and pencil
  2. Ask for relevant paperwork (e.g. court order / care agreement) if your children have been removed.
  3. If Child Safety asks you to sign something immediately: signing paper

     

stop signREMEMBER THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO SIGN ANYTHING AT THAT EXACT TIME.

    thinkingYOU HAVE A RIGHT TO ASK FOR TIME TO THINK.

    SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY.lawyer

  1. Keep all documents that Child Safety gives to you paper work
  2. Always attend Court! court(Even if you are told you are not required to.)
  3. Buy a diary and record ALL contacts and conversations you have with Child Safety representatives (note what was said by whom, and what was agreed to).diary and phone