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Fact sheets

Voluntary out-of-home care fact sheets

Choosing a service: Voluntary out-of-home care checklist for families (docx 151.8KB)
10 Jul 2020
A checklist of questions parents and carers can ask of potential voluntary out-of-home care agencies to help determine if they are child safe.
COVID-19 FAQ
8 Apr 2020
The challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented. We are committed to supporting voluntary out-of-home care service providers respond to this health crisis and ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.
Children’s Guardian Act 2019 (pdf 235.6KB)
9 Apr 2020
Information for voluntary out-of-home care, statutory out-of-home care, and adoption agencies
What is Voluntary out-of-home care? (pdf 144.7KB)
2 Mar 2020
Fact Sheet for voluntary out-of-home care agencies
Supervision (pdf 145.7KB)
2 Mar 2020
Voluntary out-of-home care fact sheet. Supervision allows agencies who have been accredited to provide long term statutory out-of-home care to support registered agencies to provide such care.
Case planning (pdf 146.2KB)
2 Mar 2020
Voluntary out-of-home care fact sheet on the role of a case plan and case planning requirements
Guidance on information exchange (pdf 166.3KB)
2 Mar 2020
This fact sheet provides voluntary out-of-home care agencies with an overview of information exchange requirements.
Information for families - NSW voluntary out‐of‐home care (pdf 312KB)
14 May 2020
Voluntary out‐of‐home care is where a child or young person’s family consents to an agency providing or arranging overnight care for their child away from their usual home.
Policy self-assessment for providing agencies (pdf 290.8KB)
2 Mar 2020
A self-assessment checklist for voluntary out-of-home care agencies reviewing their policies and procedures
Policy self assessment for arranging agencies (pdf 213.3KB)
27 Mar 2020
VOOHC Fact Sheet: Policy self assessment for arranging agencies
Onsite monitoring process (pdf 190.8KB)
2 Mar 2020
Information for voluntary out-of-home care agencies about the onsite monitoring process
Onsite monitoring checklist (pdf 246.4KB)
2 Mar 2020
Fact sheet for voluntary out-of-home care agencies - onsite monitoring checklist to help you prepare of a monitoring visit