Healthcare planning for children in care

The Healthcare Planning for Children in Care pathway is a community-based model for assessing the health needs of all children in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities. 

The Children in Care Health Assessments have been developed to ensure that children in care have their health concerns (physical, dental, developmental and mental health domains) identified when coming into care, and annually whilst they remain in care. The outcomes of these assessments inform the development and review of the health dimension of the child's care plan. 

Service providers include government and government funded service providers (including community health and dental health services) as well as non-Government community medical services (such as general practitioners and Aboriginal Medical Services).

Last Updated: 27/10/2020