Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) Transition

Visit the Family & Community Services website for information on the out-of-home-care transition such as: about the transition, transition projects, carers and children, non-government agencies, policies, procedure and tools, and transition news.

Moving to a New Agency

  1. Moving to a New Agency Guide and Brochure

This guide answers carers’ questions about the out-of-home care transition to non-government service providers. It includes information on why the transfer is occurring, who’s eligible to transfer, the transfer process, transfer of Aboriginal children, what to expect from your new agency and legal information. It also includes a list of non-government agencies by region that may be available to accept transfers of children and their carers. You can click on all website links in the guide to go to that organisation.

View PDF guide in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Turkish.

View PDF brochure in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Turkish.

  1. Moving to an Aboriginal Agency Brochure

Information about moving to an Aboriginal Non-Government Agency.

  1. OOHC Transition of Community Services Carers

This guide walks carers through the steps for transferring, from deciding which agency to transfer to and exchanging information and initiating transfer, to case management transfer of children and young people.

  1. Fact sheet for Grandparent, relative and kinship carers

A factsheet for grandparent, relative and kin carers that answers key questions about transfer eligibility and different care arrangements. Also provides carers of children in supported care with information on where to access support.

  1. Talking to children and young people about the transition

Tips on talking to children and young people about what the transition may mean for them.

  1. Transition. Moving to a new agency – What it means for you?

A guide for children and young people about moving from Community Services to a non-government agency.

  1. Your new agency – what it means for you

Information for children and young people on the OOHC transition.

  1. Factsheet for parents and families

Information for parents and families about transition and what it may mean for them.

  1. Questions to ask before transitioning to an agency

Other information for Carers

  • Minister’s Media Releases
  • Code of Conduct – aims to foster stable and positive relationships between the child or young person, their Carer and the designated agency.
  • Fostering our Future Community Services quarterly magazine for carers. Includes information on current news and initiatives, and provides carers with a way to share stories, achievements, activities and ideas.
  • Community Services Online Carer Support – Carer resource guide, Caring for Kids, fact sheets and other related resources for foster, relative and kinship carers.
  • Working with Children Check – Visit the Office of Childrens Guardian website for information on the new WWCC