Quality Assurance Framework (QAF)
The QAF will provide OOHC caseworkers with access to reliable information about the safety, permanency and the wellbeing of children with final orders in OOHC
Overview of the Quality Assurance Framework
Your key to how a child or young person is going in OOHC
The Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) collects key information on how a child is going in out-of-home care (OOHC), to ensure we give every child in care the best possible experience. Regular information comes from children, carers, Department Community & Justice (DCJ), Department of Education and the OOHC Health Pathway program in order to support this.
The QAF provides us with a simple way to continuously review and improve our work with vulnerable children, families and carers, using reliable information about the safety, permanency and wellbeing of children in OOHC.
Play the videos below to hear how implementing the QAF has helped MacKillop Family Services and Key Assets, two of our service provider partners!
The QAF in Child Outcomes infographic.
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More information can be found in the QAF Executive Summary.
The four QAF sites have now moved from the trial to implementation phase with approximately 500 children and young people and their carers are participating. Broader state-wide roll is anticipated to commence in 2022 and will be staggered once the systems to support the QAF have been integrated with ChildStory. Currently sites are expanding the QAF within their agencies.
QAF implementation sites are: