Report

From aspiration to opportunity: developing independence in out-of-home care

9 Oct 2018
Description

Out-of-home care (OOHC) is a temporary, medium-term or long-term living arrangement for children and young people up to the age of 18 for whom the state has determined that it is not in their best interest to live at home, usually due to the risk of abuse and neglect (DHHS 2016). Guided by the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and ‘best interests’ principles, OOHC aims to ensure children’s safety, wellbeing and development (DHS 2012a). This report focuses on one of the primary goals of OOHC for young people over the age of 15: preparation for independence after care (DHHS 2016).

Publication Details
Language: 
English
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2018
5
Share
Share
Subject Areas
Geographic Coverage
Advertisement