Improving Outcomes in Out of Home Care

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 08:00 to Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 17:15
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Sydney Boulevard Hotel

Australia’s Out of Home Care (OOHC) system has been thrown into the spotlight. Regardless of the focus on prevention and early intervention, there are still over 43,400 children legally recognised as living in OOHC across the nation.

Taking into consideration the number of informal arrangements, this number is estimated to be far greater. Outcomes for children living in kinship, foster, respite and residential care are significantly lower than other Australian children - a third do not finish year 12 and 44% are not employed within five years of leaving care.

With multiple reports undertaken, including NSW’s Independent Review, Their Futures Matter, and Victoria’s Roadmap for Reform, it is clear that government and service providers need to work together to improve OOHC for Australia’s most vulnerable children.

This conference is your chance to join the conversation with senior government representatives, service providers, peak bodies, & international thought leaders in the OOHC sector. Get involved in panel discussions, interactive sessions, keynote presentations and strategy-based workshops to improve the outcomes for children in out of home care.

This conference will focus on:

  • Leading cultural & organisational change
  • Building workforce skills & capability
  • Implementing trauma informed, therapeutic models of care
  • Advancing children’s education, health & wellbeing
  • Developing pathways & support for youth leaving care

Who will attend?
Federal and state government representatives (40%), NGOs & service providers (60%) with responsibilities for:

  • Out of Home Care
  • Foster Care
  • Kinship Care
  • Residential Care
  • Family & Child Support Services
  • Youth & Justice

Attend to learn:

  • Lead organisational change & build workforce capability
  • Implement evidence based & child-centred care model
  • Measure outcomes & advance long-term wellbeing

Free Pass Application

Criterion is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to non-government organisations who ordinarily would not be able to attend.

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