The Department of Communities Tasmania is seeking feedback on the development of Tasmanian Out of Home Care Standards and a Carers Register.
Every Tasmanian child needs a stable and loving home where they can feel safe and are supported to reach their full potential. Out of Home Care (OOHC) plays a vital role in providing quality support services and care for the children and young people who are unable to live with their birth family.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to building a better OOHC system that improves the wellbeing and outcomes for children in OOHC. Developing a Tasmanian OOHC accreditation scheme based on agreed standards and a Carers Register are two important steps in improving care for children and young people.
OOHC Standards will establish clear benchmarks so all OOHC providers understand the quality of care expected to ensure children and young people are nurtured, feel safe and have a strong sense of wellbeing. A Carers Register will provide further safeguards for children and young people in OOHC ensuring carers and families are suitable and the right people to provide care.
Written submissions are invited from young people and supporters of children that are or have been in out of home care. The Department is also wanting to hear from other interested parties and stakeholder organisations whose insights and experiences will help to inform Tasmania’s out of Home Care Standards and Carer’s Register.
If anyone requires assistance to make a submission please contact the Principal Analyst via email CYS-DSecDRM@communities.tas.gov.au
Submissions can be forwarded via email:
Email Title: Tasmanian Standards for Children and Young People in Care Consultation
The closing date is close of business on Friday 17 September 2021.
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