There are ten standards a Child Advocacy Centre must implement to receive accreditation:
- Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
Including representation from Child Protection, Mental Health, Medical, and Child and Family Advocacy.
- Cultural competency and diversity
Policies, practices and procedures that are culturally competent i.e. appreciating, understanding and interacting with members of diverse populations within the local community.
- Forensic interviews
Neutral, fact finding and coordinated.
- Medical evaluations
Specialised medical evaluation and treatment as part of the Child Advocacy Centre MDT response.
- Therapeutic Intervention
Specialised mental health services as part of the MDT response at investigation and throughout subsequent legal proceedings.
- Child and Family Support / Advocacy
As part of the MDT response focussed on the needs of the child and family.
- Case Review
Team discussion and information sharing regarding the investigation, case status and services needed by the child and family.
- Case Tracking
System for monitoring case progress and tracking outcomes, suitable for all team components.
- Organisational Capacity
A legal entity responsible for programme and fiscal operations, basic administrative practices.
- Child-Appropriate/Child-Friendly Facility
A comfortable, private setting that is both physically and psychologically safe for clients.
(08) 9391 1900
2, Wungong Road (Cnr of Church Ave)
Armadale WA 6112