Family Preservation and Reunification

Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program

The Family Preservation and Reunification Response (FPRR) Program is funded by the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). The FPRR Program works with families involved with Child Protection where their children (aged 0-17) are at risk of entering care or are currently in out of home care working towards reunification. Baptcare delivers the FPRR Program in Western Metropolitan and Brimbank / Melton areas of Melbourne.

How does the program work?

The FPRR Program supports families for up to 240 hours, working with families to create realistic goals and offering intensive support to assist families to address any issues they may be experiencing, including any risks to children. The program is a flexible and tailor-made service to meet the family’s specific needs and requirements. Baptcare's FPRR practitioner visits the family home several times a week, working to support them to build on their parenting skills to promote resilience, self-determination, and supporting skill development.

Baptcare's FPRR practitioner supports infants, children and young people living with their parents or other family members to sustain placements, or provide support towards the reunification of children to their parent's care where appropriate. The Program provides intensive and sustainable support, which may include a Reunification Assessment, to help identify what supports are needed for children to be able to return home.

Baptcare's FPRR practitioner prioritises and builds strong and positive communication and relationships with Aboriginal People as well as children and families from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Baptcare's FPRR practitioner will have regular contact with Child Protection practitioners throughout the intervention to discuss progress. Baptcare's practitioner is required to inform Child Protection about incidents that, in our opinion, place any child at risk. If this arises, the practitioner will discuss this with the family beforehand, except in circumstances where the worker believes that they have to act first in order to keep a child safe.

Contact and support information

We recognise that families often need assistance at various times. For more information about Baptcare’s Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program, please contact us on 13 22 78 or email

Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 9am through to 5pm.

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