The Family Participation Program (FPP) is here to help you and your family if you are dealing with child protection matters and the Department of Child Safety.

Kalwun FPP works together with parents, families and children to independently facilitate an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making (ATSIFLDM) process which gives authority to parents, families and children to work together to solve problems and lead decision making in a culturally safe space.

This approach provides an opportunity to keep children safe in a way that optimises families’ participation and confidence in the process, while meeting any child protection requirements.

The aim of the FPP is to take a strength-based approach that is solution-focussed and engages the family in providing a safe environment for the child — a relationship that seeks to understand and invites responsibility and resilience rather than blame. A strength-based approach acknowledges the positive aspects of the family and looks for exceptions to identified concerns. The goals of the intervention are developed with the immediate and extended family and other key identified persons. The ATSIFLDM process facilitates shared decision making involving children, young people, parents and families to develop family based solutions that provide for the safe care and connection of children; “VOICE and CHOICE”.

Eligibility

The FPP is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children and young people under the age of 18 years.

Accessing the service

To access the service call the Kalwun team on (07) 5520 8600.