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National Standards for Out-of-Home Care (2020)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator Set
Indicator set type:Help on this termOther
METeOR identifier:Help on this term738337
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 27/01/2021
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The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care (NOOHCS) are a priority under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020. The National Standards have been designed to drive improvements and deliver consistency in the quality of care, so that children and young people in out-of-home care have the same opportunities as their peers to reach their potential in life. There are 23 indicators under the National Standards, but not all indicators are currently reportable.

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See also National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (2020) Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

Supersedes National Standards for Out-of-Home Care (2019) Children and Families, Superseded 10/02/2021

Has been superseded by National Standards for Out-of-Home Care (2021) Children and Families, Standardisation pending 16/06/2021

Indicators linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 1.1–Stability, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 1.2–Safety, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 1.3–Sense of security, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 1.4–Stability during the year, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.1–Cultural support plans, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.2–Sense of community, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/02/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 11.1–Significant person, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 12.1–Foster care households, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 12.2–Foster carer household numbers, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 12.3–Carer support, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 13.1–Leaving care plans, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 13.2–Leaving care, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 2.1–Participation, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 3.1–Placement of Indigenous children, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 4.1–Case plans, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 8.1–Community activity, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 9.1–Kinship placement, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 9.2–Family connection, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/02/2021

National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 9.3–Family contact, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

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Available trend data from 2009 onwards for reportable indicators are published on the AIHW website (AIHW 2017). The year listed above for each indicator (e.g. 2020) refers to the year of publication, not the year of data. As data sources vary across the indicators, so too does the data frequency (e.g. annual, biennial, four-yearly).

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2017. National framework for protecting Australia’s children. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 9 December 2017, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/child-protection/nfpac/contents/summary.

DSS (Department of Social Services) 2016. Protecting Australia's Children. Canberra: DSS.  Viewed 29 September 2016, https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/programs-services/protecting-australias-children.

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