Create a Foster/Respite Referral

A Child Referral accompanies a child coming into care – it contains important handover information for your agency.



On the assumption that a Child has been created, you are now able to create a Referral which is the precursor to the actual placement.

Step 1. Log into your CRM database (refer to Logging On for further information).


Step 2.  Select Children from the top menu


Step 3. Select the Child record you wish to update.


Step 4. Scroll to the Foster/Respite Child Referral sub-panel

Child Referral


Step 5. Click Create on the Foster/Respite Referral sub-panel within the Child record

Then the form can be completed with some of the key sections and associated fields as follows:


Generic Data

  • A number of fields used for searching and reporting purposes including (and not limited to) referral date, placement type requested, authority details and outcome date

General Referral Information



  • Other siblings placed together or not
  • Significant others

Relations information


Hand Over Arrangements

  • Place/Date

Handover Arrangements


Other Details

  • Special Considerations
  • Routines / Habits / Preferences
  • Strengths / Skills / Interests / Hobbies
  • Access / Custody / Visiting
  • Warning text (will appear in red at top of screen)

Other Details


Further Information

For further information, please refer to the following articles:

Updated on May 24, 2018

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