- OOHC - Health Pathway - A guide for caseworkers
The Health Pathway aims to ensure that every child or young person entering statutory out of home care (OOHC) receives timely and appropriate health screening, assessment, intervention, monitoring and review of their health needs.
- OOHC Health Pathway FAQ for children on the Pathway
These FAQ provide further information to caseworkers about implementation of the OOHC Health Pathway. Information is provided about the health screening process and also about how to ensure a child or young person’s Health Management Plan is reviewed.
- OOHC Health Pathway FAQ for children not on the Pathway
These FAQ provide further information for caseworkers about how to effectively meet the health needs of children and young people in OOHC who are not eligible to be placed on the Pathway because they entered OOHC before 2010.
- OOHC 2A Primary Health Screen forms
These 2A age specific Primary Health Screen forms can be used to ensure that all domains of health are addressed for children and young people in OOHC.
- OOHC Health Coordinators
Each local health district has an OOHC Health coordinator responsible for managing and coordinating referrals across all facilities in their district. Contact details for OOHC Health Coordinators are found here.
- My Health Record factsheets
The My Health Record is the Australian Governments new Digital Health System. It has benefits for children and young people in OOHC as well as safety implications. These factsheets provide further information to caseworkers, young people, birth parents and carers.
- Consent for medical and dental treatment of children and young people in statutory OOHC
An overview of who has authority for providing consent for medical and dental treatments on behalf of children and young people in statutory OOHC who are being cared for by an authorised carer.
- Medical and Dental Consent Tool
This tool provides further details about who has the authority to give consent for a range of medical and dental treatments for child and young people who reside in a foster care arrangement for whom DCJ holds all or some parental responsibility which includes medical treatment.
- Medicare number processes for children and young people entering OOHC
To ensure that children and young people in OOHC are able to have their health needs met it is a requirement that they have a Medicare number to access services funded by Medicare. This factsheet provides details on how to obtain a Medicare number or card for children in OOHC.
- Behaviour support guidelines for OOHC
This guidelines provides high level guidance on appropriately supporting behaviour, behaviour support planning, prohibitive and restrictive practise for children and young people in OOHC.