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Printed: 22/10/2019
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A child or young person's journey through residence

Updated: 13 June 2017

What's Important To Us

We want children and young people to reach their full potential. Residential care provides a safe and stable placement for children and young people when they are not able to be placed in the community. A residential placement is a supportive environment with a focus on thorough assessment, so that we understand and meet the needs of the child or young person. The goal of any residential placement is to create sustainable behaviour change which enables the child or young person to return to their community.

This key information provides guidance for residential staff working with children and young people in a residence.

Residential care provides a safe and stable placement for children and young people when they are not able to be placed in the community. The goal of any residential placement is to create sustainable behaviour change which enables the child or young person to return to their community.