Residential care

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
People with disabilities institutional care
Institutional care

Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home. [wikipedia]



Strategy

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People strategic plan 2022-2025

This strategic plan champions the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems in South Australia, and maps out the key priorities over the next three years.
Report

Enhancing the coordination of housing supports for individuals leaving institutional settings

The overall aim of this inquiry was to develop clear policy directions for enhancing housing supports for individuals leaving institutional settings.
Strategy

Next steps for our kids 2022–2030

This ACT government strategy document outlines their ambitious plan to reform out-of-home care and child protection in the ACT over the next 8 years.
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care (YPIRAC) factsheet: April 2022

This factsheet provides an update on progress towards targets set by the Australian government in November 2019.
Report

Keeping kids safe and well - your voices

This report conveys the views of children, young people and families collected by the National Children’s Commissioner in face-to-face and online consultations and surveys between May and July 2021.
Report

Support in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments

This report summarises the findings of workshops and interviews held in 2021 with NDIS participant tenants living in co-located Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), as well as SDA and on-site shared support.
Report

Enabling the public health approach to protecting children

This paper reports the results of a project that was undertaken to find out what is known about systems that enable the public health approach to protecting children.
Report

Home and living options for people with disabilities

Commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency, the aim of this review was to understand the interventions and strategies that are being used to help people transition out of institutional care into more individualised home and living options.
Annual Report

Community visitors annual report 2020–2021

Community Visitors are volunteers who play a vital role in safeguarding the rights of people with disability and fostering their inclusion in the community. This report includes changes and challenges to the community visitors program during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Report

Māori involvement in State care 1950–1999

This research uses data from several locations and agencies about Māori who were abused in State care between 1950 and 1999.
Data portal

Younger people in residential aged care: GEN - Aged care data

​Using the most recent data available, this dashboard tracks the progress being made towards the Australian Government's targets to reduce the number of younger people (under the age of 65) going into residential aged care, and to help younger people who are already in residential...
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: factsheet June 2021

This factsheet presents highlights from the latest AIHW GEN Aged care data resource page: Younger people in residential aged care.
Briefing paper

What is the relationship between childhood maltreatment and early educational outcomes?

This briefing paper summarises key findings from the NSW Child Development Study’s research looking at the relationship between maltreatment of children before entry to school and educational outcomes in primary school.
Report

Accommodating transition: improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
Journal article

Young people in residential aged care: is Australia on track to meet its targets?

Governments have long aimed to reduce admissions of young people to residential aged care (RAC). This study draws on quarterly data from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse to examine the Australian government's progress.
Report

What contributes to placement moves in out-of-home care?

Children without a safe and stable home environment require alternative living arrangements and can be placed in out-of-home care (OOHC). This paper presents local and international evidence from a scoping review on the factors that influence placement moves for children in OOHC.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This report is one of four analyses that were undertaken to examine the outcomes of children and young people (hereafter children) who exit out-of-home care (OOHC) to guardianship orders.
Briefing paper

Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?

This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This report is one of four analyses that were undertaken to examine the outcomes of children and young people (hereafter children) who exit out-of-home care (OOHC) to guardianship orders.
Report

Income support receipt for young people transitioning from out-of-home care

Reliable national data on outcomes and broader service use of young people who have been in out-of-home care as they transition out of care and into independence is currently lacking. This national report aims to build the evidence-base on transition outcomes by bringing together Australian...