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Schools, child protection practitioners and case workers are required to meet their obligations under the Out-of-Home care Education Commitment: a Partnering Agreement.
The Partnering agreement has now been refreshed to align with current legislation, policy and programs available to children and young people in out-of-home care to support their education, health and wellbeing.
Additional requirements for schools
For every student in statutory out-of-home care, the Department requires schools to:
Partnering agreement background
The agreement aims to ensure that:
- processes are in place to actively support the educational achievement of every child and young person in out-of-home care
- a strongly coordinated approach exists to support the needs of children and young people in out-of-home care
- all parties understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and work cooperatively
- strategies are implemented to improve outcomes related to student enrolment, attendance, achievement, case planning, retention and school completion.
LOOKOUT educational support centres
LOOKOUT centres are an additional resource to support schools, child protection practitioners and case workers to meet their obligations under the out-of-home care education commitment.
For more information, see: support for out-of-home care providers
The early childhood agreement for children in out-of-home care.