Are you in care?

Whether you have been in care for a short or long period of time, whether you have been placed with a relative, a foster carer or in residential care or independent living — you would have strong feelings and opinions about decisions which affect your life.

You are probably aware that a case plan exists to ensure you have the best possible life experiences during your time in care. This plan includes crucial matters concerning your education, health and contact with your birth family.

See our page on how young people can participate in their case planning.

Regular contact with your caseworker and open communication with your foster carer, birth parents and/or family, particularly during your case conferences, will help ensure positive experiences and outcomes during and after you leave out-of-home care.

Use the menu items on the left to find out more about the support available to you during and after your time in care.

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