Your FSCD case manager will score a child as Level I or Level II based on the information provided by the family. FSCD decides the level based on amount of support needed, level of functioning, existing behaviors, etc.
Perhaps an easier way to look at it would be that:
Level I children’s needs can be met in the family, and community with occasional respite and breaks.
Level II children present with more challenging behaviours, and it is difficult to get the support or breaks needed to stay well. These are the children or youth with higher needs who require specialized services, resources and support.