Behaviour Support Plans – Practice Advice

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The Framework to reduce criminalisation of young people in residential care (the framework) draws on a number of recent Victorian reviews and reports on the experiences of children and young people in the out of home care and youth justice systems.

A key finding from these reviews is that children and young people in residential care are more likely than other children and young people to have contact with police and the criminal justice system. The framework outlines 8 Guiding Principles as well as a decision-making guide for when to call police.

The first stage to respond to behaviours of concern is proactive prevention. As part of proactive prevention each young person in care must have a positive behaviour support plan.

To read the framework in full go to:

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