(for FACS staff including caseworkers and those working with contracts and payments)
When ChildStory is available to FACS staff in October–November this year, the Casework Community will be where caseworkers access the tools and information they need for assessments, case planning, caseload management, referrals, and contact management. Everything will be found in the one place. Everything will be able to be printed and saved.
See how automated genograms will work in ChildStory (pdf 485kb).
From early 2018, FACS contracts and payments staff will start using ChildStory for all contract management and payments.
ChildStory will replace KiDS, the Contracting Portal, DoCS Connect and the Referral Management System.
The Reporter Community currently contains the latest version of the Mandatory Reporting Guide (MRG). Mandatory reporters use the MRG to determine what action should be taken if they have concerns that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused. In October–November this year, mandatory reporters will use the Reporter Community to e-report children and young people at risk of significant harm in NSW, view the progress of previous reports, and access supporting resources.
All FACS caseworkers are encouraged to use Patchwork NSW to collaborate with other service providers. Simply register with your FACS email address, add the children you work with and then start inviting other frontline staff to collaborate. Patchwork NSW is safe and secure and already has more than 5,000 registered users. The more registered users, the more useful it will be, the more children will benefit – sign up today!