National survey of children aged 8-17 years in out-of-home care (OOHC). This pilot collection was held in 2015. Data are collected by the state/territory departments responsible for child protection, as part of local case management processes. The dataset includes children's views on various topics, including feelings of safety, participation in decision-making, community connection and activity, family connection and contact, presence of a significant adult in their life, and leaving care.
from 1 February 2015 to 30 June 2015
National and state and territory
The dataset includes children aged 8–17 years residing in out-of-home care (including foster care, relative/kinship care, family group homes, residential care and independent living), whose care arrangements had been ordered by the relevant Children’s Court and where the parental responsibility for the child had been transferred to the Minister or Chief Executive, and who had been on a relevant court order for 3 months or more.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Out-of-home care survey national dataset 2015 DQS
External links and information
The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from a pilot national survey 2015
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