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Key statistics - NSW Carers Register

Summary

  • Designated agencies providing statutory foster care has risen by one since the commencement of the Carers Register
  • Authorised carers have increased on an average of 450 per quarter
  • FACS marginally authorise more carers than the total of NGOs
  • 13% of authorised carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 63% of authorised carers are female
  • 47% of household members are female
  • 60% of household members are over 18 years and require a WWCC
  • 62% of carer applicants are being managed by FACS, however this number is due to historical (outstanding) provisional authorisation being finalised
  30 June 2016 July–September 2016 October–December 2016 January–March 2017 April–June 2017
Designated agencies – accredited to provide statutory out-of-home care 47 46 46 47 47
Authorised carers (currently authorised)
Note: some carers may be authorised with one or more agencies
18,300 19,033 19,482 19,722 19,974
    FACS 9,161 9,748 10,018 10,177 10,162
    NGOs 9,451 9,613 9,779 9,842 10,119
Authorised carers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 2,406 2,502 2,552 2,576 2,564
Households (current) 12,011 12,444 12,708 12,783 12,664
    FACS 6,220 6,545 6,678 6,755 6,544
    NGOs 5,791 5,899 6,030 6,028 6,120
Household members (currently residing with an authorised carer) 10,259 11,213 11,996 11,312 12,922
< 18 years 4,156 4,680 4,703 4,889 5,339
> 18 years 6,103 6,533 7,293 6,423 7,583
Authorised carers – Female 11,452 11,908 12,156 12,254 12,285
Authorised carers – Male 6,848 7,125 7,326 7,467 7,688
Household members – Female 4,810 5,254 5,609 5,348 6,088
Household members – Male 5,449 5,954 6,387 5,964 6,829
Carer applicants 3,559 3,002 3,021 3,051 3,001
    Households
Note: includes provisionally authorised carers
2,259 1,864 1,880 1,917 1,894
FACS 2,198 1,665 1,580 1,453 1,254
    Households 1,393 1,010 973 910 786
NGOs 1,375 1,343 1,448 1,598 1,747
    Households 866 854 907 1,007 1,008
Authorisation          
    Cancelled - with concerns 283 344 416 445 552
    Cancelled - without concerns 449 552 641 722 1,008
    Surrendered - with concerns 43 49 85 104 133
    Surrendered - without concerns 772 998 1,437 1,716 2,657
Applications          
    Refused 179 466 552 717 823
    Withdrawn - with concerns 99 180 248 321 339
    Withdrawn - without concerns 667 1,017 1,317 1,623 1,965
Reportable allegations
(lodged during period)
         
    Current 179 185 261 275 186
    Finalised - contact agency 69 29 24 21 11
    Finalised - no record 91 36 41 66 43
Working With Children Check bars          
    Authorised carers 82 83 97 103 137
    Household members 46 46 53 57 61
Working With Children Check interim bars          
    Authorised carers 21 21 27 33 62
    Household members 11 14 17 23 41
NOTE Unless indicated otherwise, figures are cumulative

 

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