Key reforms

Safe Home for Life child protection reforms

Information about the Safe Home for Life child protection reforms is available on the FACS website.

OOHC program reform

The OOHC Program reform is a suite of projects that aim to reform out-of-home care (OOHC).

It includes placement prevention and early intervention projects, as well as enhancements to OOHC service provision, and is designed to stabilise and improve the system before the majority of OOHC is transferred to the non-government sector under Keep Them Safe.

The program is informed by the NSW Government OOHC Review undertaken by the Boston Consulting Group.


Community Services is committed to working collaboratively and meets regularly with sector representatives for this purpose.

The Child Protection Advisory Group (CPAG) is chaired by the Minister for Community Services and includes heads of peak organisations, prominent academics, union representatives and officers from other government departments in its membership.

It is supported by an advisory pool, made up of service providers and key stakeholders, and a series of subject-specific working groups.

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