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This document is designed to inform the behaviour support practice of DCJ staff working in out-of-home care. It may be used as a guide by non-government OOHC providers to develop their own behaviour support policy.
When a young person leaves care they often need help with housing, employment or more. These guidelines establish the circumstances in which leaving and aftercare assistance is provided.
Service providers can find information and resources so you can continue providing human services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal delivered its decision in Hackett. The Court was asked to decide whether a child was an ‘Aboriginal child’ for the purposes of adoption. The decision affirms a descent-based definition of an Aboriginal child in the NSW adoption and child protection systems.
28 Feb 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.