This module is produced by the Department of Communities and Justice and outlines how to problem solve and raise an issue locally when the Joint Protocol hasn’t been applied, or there are continuing concerns for a young person living in residential care that can’t be resolved locally. It also covers the Referral Pathway to escalate these issues of concern.
If you have concerns about a young person’s contact with the criminal justice system, and you feel the Joint Protocol has either not been followed, or has not resolved the problem, you can escalate the issue for more support. The key steps are:
- Collaborate locally to resolve issues
- Escalate unresolved issues
- Share and highlight good practice