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Stage 1 of the transition took place during 1 March 2012-30 June 2013. After Stage 1, over 42% of all statutory OOHC placements were being managed by the NGO sector.

Transition achievements in Stage 1 reflect the time, dedication and hard work put into transition by non-government organisations (NGO), Regional Implementation Groups (RIGs), Community Services and the TPO. This has created a real change to how OOHC services are delivered.

Reporting on stage 1

The OOHC Transition Report Card Overview provides a snapshot of targets reached through Stage 1 of the transition.

The OOHC Transition Implementation Framework Report Card – June 2013 provides a more detailed report on the progress of transition during this stage (1 March 2012 - 30 June 2013).

This Report Card measures sector progress – in particular by TPO, RIGS, agencies and Community Services – against the six strategies identified in the Stage 1 OOHC Transition Implementation Framework.

Stage 1 transition activities

  • Online Referral Management System (RMS) rolled out across the state to strengthen transparency, reliability and responsiveness for placement referrals to NGOs.
  • Statewide information sessions held for carers to speak with agencies face-to-face and learn more about transferring.
  • Regional Carer Transfer Assistance Phone Lines established to answer carer enquiries and address concerns at a local level.
  • Extensive range of carer support materials produced to ensure carers have clear, correct information about transferring.
  • Fostering NSW carer awareness raising campaign led by ACWA and supported by Community Services.
  • Transition website and Transition News enewsletter established to provide information about transition to all stakeholders.
  • Four Aboriginal agencies were newly accredited and two accredited Aboriginal agencies broadened their service provision.
  • Five partnerships were established between non-accredited Aboriginal agencies and accredited non-Aboriginal agencies, to support Aboriginal agencies to achieve accreditation and provide cultural support to accredited non-Aboriginal agencies.
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019