Family Preservation Restoration Program
The Family Preservation and Restoration Program is a voluntary home-based program that works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to support children to remain safe in the care of their family (preservation) or to return to the safe care of their family (restoration). Families are supported through intensive home visiting (2-3 times per week) for up to 2 years providing both practical and therapeutic support to increase parenting capacity and to reduce child protection risks in the home. Referrals for families working towards Preservation can only be made by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), where there is identified risk in the family and at least one child is aged between 0-17years. Referrals for families working towards Restoration are currently only received internally through the Wandiyali Out of Home Care program.