Out-of-home care resources Page Content Untitled The new Policy and Advisory Library (PAL) is now available. This page will be redirected to PAL from the start of Term 3. Make sure to update your bookmarks to the new PAL site. These resources will assist in giving children and young people in out-of-home care a better chance of doing well in their education. On this page Support for carers Support for schools and agencies Standards, policies and plans Factsheets Templates and checklists Training Health, care and welfare organisations Support for carers Kinship Carers Victoria - manual Foster Care Association of Victoria Student support groups – for students with additional needs Raising expectations - helping young people leaving care transition into higher education Support for schools and agencies LOOKOUT handbook (pdf - 1.24mb) LOOKOUT handbook (docx - 3.43mb) Designated teacher handbook Designated teacher handbook Raising expectations- helping young people leaving care transition into higher education Student support groups for students in out of home care Learning mentors for students in out of home care A relationship-based approach to supporting students who have experienced trauma Classroom strategies for students with self-regulation and sensory integration difficulties Standards, policies and plans Partnering agreement PROTECT: Child Safe Standards Marrung – Aboriginal education plan Early childhood: supporting children in out of home careFactsheets Privacy - factsheet - LOOKOUT (docx - 111.94kb) Partnering agreement - factsheet - LOOKOUT (docx - 110.88kb) Child protection - factsheet - LOOKOUT (docx - 112.42kb) Designated teacher - factsheet - LOOKOUT (docx - 111.93kb)Templates and checklists Individual education plan - templates Student support group - meeting record Authorising carers to make certain decisions– provides information for schools, kindergartens and child care providers about the decisions a foster carer, kinship carer or residential carer can make when a child is the subject of a Children’s Court order.Training Learning Mmntor training package short videos providing an overview of the role of the learning mentor in supporting young people in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Child protection protocol training package - provides guidance to principals, teachers and Child Protection workers on the protocol for protecting children from harm.Health, care and welfare organisations Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)- delivers a wide range of community services for children and their families, such as kindergartens, early intervention, child protection and family support services. Commission for Children and Young People- the Commission for Children and Young People is an organisation providing advice on issues impacting on the lives of children. Foster Care Association of Victoria- represents the interests of all foster carers, providing support and advice. CREATE Foundation- connects and empowers children and young people in care and improves the care system through activities, programs, training and policy advice. Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CECFW)- is the peak body for community service organisations delivering child and family support and welfare services. Family Court of Australia- this court aims to help families resolve disputes through agreement without a formal hearing. Children's Court of Victoria- this court hears matters relating to child protection and care as well as criminal cases against children.