5.5 Child Protection Review Conference
Last reviewed in July 2020
Date of next review July 2022
Purpose of the Review Child Protection Conference
The purpose of the Review Conference is to:
Consider whether the child protection plan should continue in place or should be changed.
The Child Protection Review Conference should consider and decide whether a child continues to be at risk of Significant Harm and in need of a Child Protection Plan. The same threshold should be used to reach a judgment as is used at an Initial Child Protection Conference.
Decisions on continuing a Child Protection Plan should be based on risk and not as a means of securing a particular level of support.
If the Child Protection Plan continues, the relevance of the category of Significant Harm should be reviewed.
Timing of the Review Child Protection Conference
If a child becomes the subject of a Child Protection Plan, the first Review Conference must be held within 3 months of the Initial Conference.
Further reviews must be held at intervals of not more than 6 months, for as long as the child remains the subject of a Child Protection Plan.
Consideration should always be given to bringing the date of a conference forward: