17 DecEarly Childhood Agreement for Children in Out-of-Home Care
Children in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some of the most vulnerable include Aboriginal children, children and families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and children with disabilities or developmental delays.
The Early Childhood Agreement for Children in Out-of-Home Care provides shared guiding principles and clear responsibilities for supporting children in out-of-home care, including these three key groups of children. Access to early childhood services reduces the risk of children being vulnerable and prepares them for a positive start to school. By working together using the agreement, services make a positive difference to the outcomes of children in out-of-home care.