New consultation on voluntary out-of-home care now open

Consultation on the regulation of voluntary out-of-home care in NSW reached a new phase today with the release of new documents for public feedback.

teenage girl speaking to carer
Teenager speaks with carer

The Office of the Children’s Guardian has released draft Mandatory Prescriptive Requirements for voluntary out-of-home care providers aimed at streamlining the current Statutory Procedures.

This consultation accompanies the recent public discussion on the proposal to regulate voluntary out-of-home care under the new Child Safe Scheme. The Children’s Guardian undertook this consultation with the VOOHC sector from December 2021 to January 2022.

Voluntary out-of-home care is an arrangement between a parent and an organisation for their child to receive overnight care away from their usual home.

Consultation is open until 5pm Wednesday 25 May.

Find out more at NSW Have Your Say

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