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Progress against the National Standards for out of home care – national survey of the views of children

The National Standards for out of home care are a joint initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments, under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020. The 13 National Standards focus on the key factors that influence better outcomes for children and young people who are under the statutory care of the relevant minister or chief executive in states and territories. These are: health; education; care planning; connection to family; culture and community; transition from care; training and support for carers; belonging and identity; and safety, stability and security.

Click here to read more about the recently released results of the 2018 national survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the second survey to be undertaken by the Institute reporting on performance against the national standards.

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Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

Read More

Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

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