Case management for Guardianship young people Young people under the Guardianship of the Minister have an allocated case manager employed by Families SA (FSA). The Families SA case manager has statutory obligations and is the lead case manager when dealing with FLO students who are under the Guardianship of the Minister. Their primary role is to coordinate services for the young person so that a holistic, seamless approach to wellbeing and education is achieved by providing case management for living. All other service providers, including FLO case managers, are to be considered case workers when servicing young people under the Guardianship of the Minister. They will collaborate with the Families SA case manager, with their primary responsibility being to provide services and support for learning and successful transitions. Schools have a responsibility to collect and record information about children and young people under the Guardianship of the Minister in EDSAS. This information is used to monitor these students and support their transition through the education system. Young people under the Guardianship of the Minister who are already enrolled in a DECS school will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is updated annually, with copies held in the student’s file in both DECS and Families SA. The IEP is developed by the key stakeholders in the student’s education who collectively form a group known as the IEP Support Group. If a young person under the Guardianship of the Minister becomes enrolled in FLO, the IEP Support Group will also include the FLO case worker and School FLO Coordinator. If a young people under the Guardianship of the Minister is not enrolled in a DECS school, the Families SA case manager will initially discuss the possibility of a FLO referral and options with the local ICAN Program Manager. If it is considered the best option for the young person, the Families SA case manager will then discuss this with the young person and their carer. If the student enrols in FLO, an IEP Support Group will be formed. The process for engaging a student under the Guardianship of the Minister in a FLO enrolment is described below: Eligibility Option 1 (enrolled in DECS school) Eligibility Option 2 (not enrolled in DECS school) 1 The IEP Support Group representative contacts Families SA case manager negotiates a FLO the School FLO Coordinator or ICAN Program enrolment with an ICAN school. School Manager to discuss a FLO enrolment. establishes an IEP Support Group, which includes the Principal’s delegate (Counsellor or School FLO Coordinator), Families SA Case Manager, carer, young person and other relevant stakeholders where appropriate. 2 Pre-FLO referral Assessment Process School FLO Coordinator completes Part 1 of the Families SA case manager completes Part 1 of FLO Referral form, in conjunction with the the FLO Referral Form and sends this to the Families SA case manager local ICAN Program Manager and School FLO Coordinator. 3 FLO Assessment meeting The IEP Support group, including Families SA Case Manager, ICAN Program Manager and School FLO Coordinator, conduct a FLO Assessment meeting and determine the appropriate FLO case management service for the young person. Part 2 of the FLO Referral Form is completed. 4 Consent to FLO The FLO process is explained to the young person and his/her carer and the roles and expectations of all involved are clarified. Part 3 of the FLO Referral Form is completed. 5 Individual Education Plan The relevant sections of the IEP are completed, goals and decisions are documented and copies of the IEP, including the Families SA/DECS Information Sharing form, are filed in the student’s file at the school and Families SA. EDSAS is updated to record that the IEP has been completed and the date it will be reviewed. Information on EDSAS must include the current contact details of the Families SA office and child or young person’s caseworker (See EDSAS Factsheet FS60.26). 6 Information exchange between Families SA and the case management service The FLO case management service contacts the Families SA case manager and arranges a meeting time for the two agencies to exchange additional relevant information that may impact on the young person’s ability to engage with learning and/or successful transitions. 7 FLO Case management begins Following this meeting, the young person will commence their 1:1 meetings with the FLO case worker progressing towards developing an FL&TP/PLP. This service will be ongoing as required throughout the FLO enrolment period. 6 Monitoring and review IEP Support Group, including FLO case worker, meet to discuss progress of the young person and to update the IEP and Families SA case plan to include the FL&TP/PLP. This meeting will be repeated periodically, as agreed by both agencies.
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