To inform child protection workers about the consent procedures required for the termination of life support for a child in the CEO's care.
Child protection workers must contact the medical practitioners involved with the child and request a report on the current circumstances and expected outcomes.
Child protection workers should also request a copy of the legal documents that need to be completed if the decision to terminate life support is approved.
Child protection workers should undertake an assessment of the child’s needs and best interests. All reasonable attempts must be made to contact the child’s parents to seek their views and wishes, and involve them in the process.
Child protection workers should also make contact with the carers to involve them in the process.
Child protection workers should access the template ‘Termination of Life Support’ from the 'templates' tab within the child’s '360 degree view' in Assist. The child protection worker must add all the relevant details to the template submission for approval.
The child protection worker will also need to complete the legal documents from the medical practitioners if the decision is to terminate life support.
The district office or child protection worker directly liaises and plans with the medical professionals carers, parents and relevant parties.
The child protection worker scans and saves all documentation to the case file and updates the 'Person' details and the Quarterly Care Review in Assist.