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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]



Report

Aged care employment: study report

It is widely recognised that there are major problems in the quality of aged care, especially in residential aged care. This report looks at whether there should be a policy to preference the direct employment of aged care workers.
Report

Connecting the dots: understanding the domestic and family violence experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors - final report

This report presents the findings from research that aimed to provide new knowledge on the nature and extent of domestic and family violence experienced by children with disability (0 to 18 years), and the experiences of children and young people with disability (8 to 24...
Report

The voices of children and young people in out-of-home care 2021

In 2021, the ACYP team spoke to 99 children and young people across NSW who are currently or who were previously in out-of-home care (OOHC). This report outlines the experiences of those young people and provides their suggestions for what needs to change.
Strategy

Oranga Tamariki action plan

The Oranga Tamariki action plan aims to promote wellbeing for children, young people and families with the greatest needs, by enabling government agencies to work more effectively together and support whānau and communities.
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.
Literature review

Comparing outcomes for maltreated children: out-of-home care versus remaining at home – a literature summary

This literature summary reviews key research studies that compare developmental, educational, health and wellbeing, and criminal justice outcomes for maltreated children who were placed in out-of-home care with those who remained with their birth families.
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

"Care that is right for me": A resource for working with aged care consumers

As part of its responsibilities for protecting and enhancing the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of aged care consumers, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) has identified and developed a range of best practice strategies and tools for providers of...
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.
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.
Research Summary

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

This summary outlines key findings from the NSW Child Development Study looking at the relationship between maltreatment of children before entry to school and educational outcomes in primary school.
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...
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.