Out-of-Home Care Services

MacKillop's out-of-home care services provide support and accommodation to children and young people in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

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Out-of-home care is the placement of children or young people away from their parents, due to concern that they are at risk of significant harm. The purpose of out-of-home care as defined by government, is to provide children and young people who are unable to live at home due to the risk of significant harm, with a placement which ensures their safety and healthy development and achieves stability. 

MacKillop's provides a range of out-of-home care services which include:

  • foster care
  • therapeutic foster care
  • specialised foster care
  • kinship care
  • residential care
  • therapeutic residential care
  • lead tenant
  • enhanced lead tenant
  • case management 

Our trauma-informed services provide a safe place for children and young people to heal and assist them to develop the confidence and skills required to move forward in their lives.

MacKillop is currently recruiting and training foster carers in regions across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

If you want to positively impact a child’s life as a foster carer call us on 1300 791 677 or enquire online

Contacts

  • VIC Central Office enquiry@mackillop.org.au(03) 9699 9177237 Cecil StreetSouth Melbourne VIC 3205
  • NSW Head Officensw@mackillop.org.au(02) 8881 480012-14 Second AvenueBlacktown NSW 2148
  • WA Officewa@mackillop.org.au(08) 9250 11149 Sayer Street Midland WA 6056
  • Foster Care Enquiry Hotline1300 791 677
  • Donation Hotline1300 218 935
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Out-of-Home Care Services - New South Wales

MacKillop's out-of-home care services in New South Wales provide support and accommodation to children and young people unable to live at home.   Read more

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Out-of-Home Care Services - Victoria

MacKillop Family Services' out-of-home care services in Victoria provide support and accommodation to children and young people unable to live at home.   Read more

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Out-of-Home Care Services - Western Australia

MacKillop's out-of-home care services in Western Australia provide support and accommodation to children and young people unable to live at home.   Read more

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What is Residential Care?

MacKillop Family Services provides short and long-term residential care for young people who cannot live at home with their families, or with foster or kinship carers.  Read more