- 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, assessment, intervention, monitoring and review of their health needs.
- OOHC Health Pathway Referral Form
This form is completed to place a child on the OOHC Health Pathway
- OOHC Health Pathway Referral Consent Form A
This consent form is part of the OOHC Health Pathway Referral Form. It is is completed to release and obtain information about the child.
- OOHC Health Pathway Referral Consent Form B
This consent form is part of the OOHC Health Pathway Referral Form. It is completed by the child or young person if they demonstrate the maturity to make their own decision about participation on the Pathway.
- OOHC 2A Primary Health Assessment forms
These 2A age specific Primary Health Assessment 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.
- Change of Details factsheet for children in care
This factsheet explains to caseworkers what is considered to be a change in circumstance or details for a child or young person in care
- Change of Details form for children in care
This form should be completed by caseworkers to advise the OOHC Health Coordinator and NSW Education each time there is a change in a child or young person’s circumstances or details within 7 days.
- 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.