This report presents an overview of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 looking at the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) – the [NSW] National OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey. The surveys asked children and young people about their views and experiences of care. The aim of the surveys was to understand how they were tracking against key factors that influence better outcomes. The NSW results are generally encouraging across all types of care, with children and young people responding positively across all indicators. However, the results from the NSW Residential Care Survey are generally less positive than results from the [NSW] National OOHC Survey.
Department of Family and Community Services, State of NSW 2017