Communities and Justice


Term Meaning
AbSec Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat
ACCM Aboriginal community controlled mechanism
AFLA Aboriginal family-led assessment
AFLDM Aboriginal family-led decision making
ACYFS NSW Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Strategy
ACYP The Advocate for Children and Young People
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AHRT After Hours Response Team
AVO Apprehended Violence Order
ADVO Apprehended Domestic Violence Order
CALD Culturally and linguistically diverse
Care Act The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)
CDRT Child Death Review Team
Chapter 16A Care Act provisions allowing for information sharing between government and non-government organisations who are prescribed bodies, relating to a child’s safety, welfare or wellbeing.
Child Protection Helpline The Helpline for reporting concerns about possible abuse or neglect of a child or young person (Phone 13 21 11)
ChildStory DCJs information technology system for child wellbeing and protection
CSC Community Services Centre
CLC Community Legal Centre
CWU Child Wellbeing Unit
DCJ Department of Communities and Justice
DRC Dispute Resolution Conference
ECEI Early Childhood – Early Intervention services
FCS Family Connect and Support
FGC Family Group Conference
ICD Interagency Case Discussion
JRU Joint Referral Unit
HRBA High Risk Birth Alert
HSNet Human Services Network
HSOF NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework
ITC Intensive Therapeutic Care
JCPRP Joint Child Protection Response Program
MCS Manager Client Services (DCJ)
LGBTIQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex
MCW Manager Casework (DCJ)
MRG Mandatory Reporter Guide
NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme
NGO Non-government organisation
PARVAN The Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect Unit
PSP Permanency Support Program
OGC Office of the Children’s Guardian
OOHC Out-of-home care
ROSH Risk of significant harm
SARA Safety Assessment, Risk Assessment and Risk Re-assessment
SCRPT Screening and Response Priority Tool
SDM Structured Decision Making
TEI Targeted Earlier Intervention
UNCRC The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
WAM Weekly Allocation Meeting
Young Person A person who is aged 16 years or above but who is under the age of 18 years. Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
Last updated:

07 May 2024