Leaving and after care resources

Resources for all caseworkers

In this time of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, OOHC caseworkers can refer to the factsheet highlighting the allowances in and outside of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and the application form and checklist to assist with applying for additional resources and allowances in the leaving care plan.

Resources for all carers

Coming soon.

DCJ website resources

Agency website resources

  • The CREATE Foundation resources include the CREATE Your Future web site and Go Your Own Way Info Kit for young people aged 15 and above who are starting to plan for their transition to adulthood and independence.

The Youth Hub is a great resource providing information for 15–25 year olds who are, or have been, in care and encourages them to know their rights, plan for the future, and ask for support to help make informed decisions.

Practice tools to engage with young people and carers

Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) caseworkers have access to some great resources – such as these Practice Live short videos - to help them engage with young people:

Both DCJ and NGO caseworkers can also find valuable advice in Frames:12 fabulous ways of talking with young people – a comprehensive, practical guide about working with young people written by Peter Slattery.

Last updated:

19 Apr 2023

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