Who we work with

In care, children and young people will have the supports they need to enjoy their childhood, feel safe and cared for, and develop into adulthood.

Profile of children in care

Children and young people in care

In 2023, the department conducted a census of children and young people who had been living away from home for more than 3 months.  Child Safety Officers completed surveys in relation to children and young people on their caseload.  The information collected through the census is not readily available through the case management system and enables the department to build better profiles of children and young people in care to inform planning and services to help them.