Summary

This research has been undertaken in response to a related Government action in Keep Them Safe for NSW Health to undertake a prevalence study to consider the health status of children already in Out of Home Care, what services they are receiving, and what further care they require.

Data from Australia and overseas, including studies from NSW, indicate that children and young people in  Out of Home Care have significant health care needs involving physical, psychological, behavioural, emotional and developmental needs.​