Madrid

Report
Future Planning: A New
Approach to Leaving Care
Hugo Madrid and Angie Adams
Snapshot: Out of Home Care
Our OOHC practice framework is trauma informed,
strengths based and solution focused to assist
children and young people shape the best future
for themselves, their families and their
communities
280 children &
young people
in sibling group homes,
aftercare and intensive
family based services
Newpin
Social Benefit
Bond
restoration
from care
447
authorised
carers
146 staff
members
programs located
in Sydney, Mid
North Coast and
Orana Far West
capacity
building with
2 Aboriginal
OOHC
agencies
bold advocacy
in leaving
care
305 children /
young people
in foster care,
kinship care,
intensive foster care
and residential care
$20million
expenditure
2013/14
Hoping You’ll Gain…..
• Why we are here today
2/3 didn’t
complete Year
12
• What we did
• How we did it
28%
parents
• Where next?
• What about the Research?
1/3
homeless
Why we are here today…
• Ombudsman’s Report August 2013
Young People who left care
2009
%
2011
%
With endorsed plan
6
8
19
22
With plan not endorsed
36
49
31
36
Plan completed after exit
12
16
20
23
No plan provided
17
23
16
19
Plan development dates unclear
2
3
Total
73
100%
86
100%
• Community Services new template
Human Rights Issue?
“As a signatory to the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child, Australia
has a responsibility to protect children and
young people, provide the services necessary for
them to develop and achieve positive outcomes
and enable them to participate in the wider
community."
http://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/out_of_ho
me_care_rpt.pdf
Ombudsman’s Key Messages
•
•
•
•
Delays in assessing victim’s compensation
Lack of consultation with other key agencies
Lack of cultural planning and support
Failure to provide ongoing support for young
people completing their HSC
• A failure to address the specific circumstances
and needs of high risk young people
What we did…
• Our Current Practice
• Formed a Working Group
• Consulted Staff
Young People Feedback
Objective
• New Template
• Trauma Informed Practice Framework
• Training Package
How We Did It…
• Consultation with OOHC services and NGO’s
• Working Group focus
• Terminology
• Competition
Future Planning Template
Future Planning Template
Where to from here?
• Joint work with FaCS
• Staff and Carer training and
implementation
• Feedback from NGO’s and CREATE
• Planning for review and monitoring
• Young Person Reference Group
Approach to future planning
Young People’s feedback:
• Happy with term ‘young people’ vs. ‘kids’.
• Familiarity/strong relationship.
• Casework goals vs. young person’s goals.
• Frequency of discussions
Approach to future planning
•
•
•
•
•
How will information be used (Why?)
Confidentiality.
Court documents.
Embracing Different Cultures.
Comments box.
Staff training
• Facilitated by Manager & Practice
Manager.
• Acknowledge experience & wisdom in the
room.
• Study template together.
• Sections: What do we want Young Person
to learn?
Staff training
• What do we want this to look/sound like?Therapeutic framework/Relationships.
• Break into groups and create an approach.
• Return to big group.
• Consult with young people reference
group.
Independent Living Skills
• FaCS Independent Living Skills checklist.
• Creativity vs. Ticking boxes.
• Every Living Skill has an activity.
Understanding money- budget and refurbishing
THE CAR I WILL OWN IN
challenge
NOVEMBER 2017
Price: $6000
Weekly savings to own the car:
$48.40
Type of job I would need to
work: Fast food stores, retail,
café.
Number of shift per week: One
5 hour shift
Progress tracker: Bundle.com
My supports: Mum, Matt
(keyworker), Burnside staff.
Gnome Challenge
Excellent Mistake…..
Hoping You Have Gained……
•
•
•
•
•
Why we are here today
What we did
How we did it
Where we go next
Questions?
Contact details:
Hugo Madrid
[email protected]
Angie Adams
[email protected]

similar documents