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Stage 1 transition achievements
Stage 1 of the transition took place during 1 March 2012-30 June 2013. After Stage 1, over 42% of all statutory OOHC placements were being managed by the NGO sector.
Transition achievements in Stage 1 reflect the time, dedication and hard work put into transition by non-government organisations (NGO), Regional Implementation Groups (RIGs), Community Services and the TPO. This has created a real change to how OOHC services are delivered.
Reporting on stage 1
The OOHC Transition Report Card Overview (below) provides a snapshot of targets reached through Stage 1 of the transition.
The OOHC Transition Implementation Framework Report Card – June 2013 provides a more detailed report on the progress of transition during this stage (1 March 2012-30 June 2013).
This Report Card measures sector progress – in particular by TPO, RIGS, agencies and Community Services – against the six strategies identified in the Stage 1 OOHC Transition Implementation Framework.
Stage 1 transition activities
- Online Referral Management System (RMS) rolled out across the state to strengthen transparency, reliability and responsiveness for placement referrals to NGOs.
- Statewide information sessions held for carers to speak with agencies face-to-face and learn more about transferring.
- Regional Carer Transfer Assistance Phone Lines established to answer carer enquiries and address concerns at a local level.
- Extensive range of carer support materials produced to ensure carers have clear, correct information about transferring.
- Fostering NSW carer awareness raising campaign led by ACWA and supported by Community Services.
- Transition website and Transition News enewsletter established to provide information about transition to all stakeholders.
- Four Aboriginal agencies were newly accredited and two accredited Aboriginal agencies broadened their service provision.
- Five partnerships were established between non-accredited Aboriginal agencies and accredited non-Aboriginal agencies, to support Aboriginal agencies to achieve accreditation and provide cultural support to accredited non-Aboriginal agencies.