Out-of-home care contract reform

Under the Keep Them Safe, the Government is committed to enhancing the out-of-home care (OOHC) service system. OOHC contract reform is one of the required activities to achieve this goal.

Key components of the OOHC contract reform project include:

  • the establishment of fixed-price contracting for non-government service provision
  • the development of new contractural arrangements (both short-term and long-term), including supporting documentation
  • appropriate stakeholder engagement
  • the development of an overarching framework or blueprint to improve negotiation and procurement practices
  • a performance monitoring system to meet new contracting requirements.

View the report and attachments from the OOHC contract re-design project.

OOHC caseload review

Community Services has commissioned an independent review of OOHC caseloads and casework in Community Services undertaken by Ernst & Young.

See more about the OOHC caseload review report.

Consultative group

A non-government consultative group has been established under the CPAG to provide high-level advice on this project.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)