The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Survey and NSW Residential Care Survey is now live and will run until the end of April.
More than 600 children and young people in both non-government and FACS placements have been randomly selected to take part in the national survey, in addition to 500 children in residential care.
The online survey aims to identify areas of improvement for children and young people in care by asking 20 questions on wellbeing, family, friendships and connections and other topics.
The findings will inform a report by the AIHW capturing the views and experiences of kids in care across Australia.
Although the survey is voluntary, participation is strongly encouraged!
If you are a caseworker for a child or young person who has been selected, please encourage and support them to take part. Simply click on the survey link and enter the access log in details that have been provided to selected kids in care.
FACS Secretary Michael Coutts-Trotter explains more about the importance of this survey in this video.
A webpage with additional information has also been established.
Further contacts for information and support are available as follows:
For enquiries about the National Survey and Residential Care Survey email: NationalOOHCSurvey@facs.nsw.gov.au
For technical support using the Viewpoint survey tool email: firstname.lastname@example.org