What if child protection concerns are received from the Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court of Australia?

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What if child protection concerns are received from the Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court of Australia?

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When a Form 4 – Notice of Child Abuse or Family Violence or a Notification under section 67ZA Family Law Act 1975 is received from the Family Court or the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia: • seek to confirm the status of the family law court proceedings, if applicable, including any orders which have been made • obtain as much background information as possible, either from the notifier, the court via the Court Services Unit or, where the notifier is a party to proceedings and the notification has been made by a Form 4 – Notice of Child Abuse or Family Violence, from the party’s legal representative, including the indigenous status of the child and family • assess the information in accordance with intake procedures to determine the Child Safety response, regardless of whether the same concerns have been received previously – refer to Chapter 1, 2. Assess the information and decide the response. • complete the record of concerns in an intake event in ICMS and record the notifier