Children and young people are at the centre of the Out of Home Care system which provides a range of care and accommodation services.
The Tasmanian Out of Home Care (OOHC) Standards are an important step towards developing a Tasmanian OOHC Accreditation Framework and Carers Register. This will help to better safeguard children and young people in OOHC.
The Wellbeing in Care process outlines how we respond to worries and concerns about children and young people in Out of Home Care to create physical, psychological and emotional safety for everyone.
Family Based Care is a temporary arrangement to secure the safety of children when they are unable to live with their own families. Children are able to live in a family based foster care setting.
Right now, there are many Tasmanian children in urgent need of foster care. Find out more here.
Support services available to help young people and carers while transitioning out from Out of Home Care.
The Child Advocate roles provide a voice to children in out of home care about the decisions made about their care. For more information on the roles, visit the Child Advocates for Out of Home Care page.