From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Out-of-home Care (OOHC) is a living arrangement for children and young people who cannot live in their family home. In Victoria, more than half of the 8,500 children and young people living in out-of-home care are school aged. With each change to school or living arrangement, there is an increased chance of:
- falling behind
- missed connections with peers and friends
- poorer education outcomes
- lack of engagement with school or training
- early school leaving.
This can set children and young people up for poorer future social, emotional and economic stability.
For every student in Out-of-Home Care, the Department requires schools to:
Resources and support
LOOKOUT Education Support Centres produce support resources and are designed to boost the capacity of schools, Child Protection Practitioners and Out-of-Home Care services to improve educational outcomes for children and young people living in out-of-home care.
To help meet your obligations under the Partnering Agreement, there will be one LOOKOUT Centre per Department region in Victoria, from January 2017.
For resources, see: Out-of-Home Care resources
For LOOKOUT contact information, see: Out-of-Home Care contacts