Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care

Managing their health and developmental needs through integrated care

Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) are a highly vulnerable group with increased physical, mental and social health needs and with limited access to health care services.

According to the National Clinical Assessment Framework – March 2011 a child or young person entering out-of-home care will undergo two health checks; a Preliminary Health Check which must be completed within 30 days of entering care and a Comprehensive Health and Developmental Assessment to be completed within 90 days of entering care. Health checks on entering care provide important baseline physical, developmental emotional and mental health information.

These assessments can be completed by a range of healthcare providers, including general practitioners (GPs), child and family health nurses and Aboriginal Medical Services.

Assessment templates are available to be imported into your medical practice management software, or via fillable Microsoft Word format.

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