Out-of-home care

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Briefing paper

Developmental vulnerability and contact with the child protection system

This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings from the NSW-CDS study, ‘Timing of the first report and highest level of child protection response in association with early developmental vulnerabilities in an Australian population cohort.’
Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Report

Child protection Australia 2018–19

This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services. This includes statistics for 2018–19, and trends over the 5-year period from 2014–15 to 2018–19.
Evaluation

Relationship-based practice and service system expertise to support young people transitioning from out-of-home care in Victoria

This is the final report of the evaluation of the Salvation Army Westcare Continuing Care Program, which was based in Melbourne’s Western Metropolitan Region from 2013-19. The program aimed to provide relationship-based support to assist the planning, preparation and support needs of young people during...
Literature review

Evidence scan of educational interventions for children in out-of-home care

This literature review examined the effectiveness of policies, programs, practices and interventions aimed at strengthening educational and wellbeing outcomes for children and youth of all ages in out-of-home care (OOHC).
Report

SVA Perspectives: education — children in out-of-home care

This paper considers what is required to improve education outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). Children and young people in OOHC have often experienced traumatic events and require additional support to access safe environments and quality education so they can thrive...
Report

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW: Results from the 2018 NSW out-of-home care and residential care surveys

During 2018, the NSW Department of Communities of Justice (DCJ), formerly Family and Community Services or FACS, conducted two state-wide surveys about the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). This report presents an overview of results from these surveys.
Briefing paper

NSW children and young people in out-of-home care in 2018: a summary of their views and experiences

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Position paper

Revisiting “a new approach” to Cultural Support Plans

The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance is calling for immediate action for Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) to make the necessary changes to ensure all Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) have an endorsed cultural support plan.
Technical report

Cross-over kids: effective responses to children and young people in the youth justice and statutory Child Protection systems

This study is a collaboration between Monash University and the Children’s Court of Victoria. The study set out to examine the extent to which children and young people before the Criminal Division of the Victorian Children’s Court were also clients of the statutory Child Protection...