The Out of Home Care Coordinator provides coordination and support to improve health responses to young people aged 12-24 years. This includes coordinating referrals and reports for children and young people referred to the MLHD Out of Home Care (OOHC) service.
The Out of Home Care (OOHC) Health Pathway is a joint initiative of Family and Community Services (FACS) and NSW Health aimed to ensure that every child or young person entering statutory out of home care receives timely and appropriate health screening, assessment, intervention, monitoring and review of their health needs.
To contact our MLHD Out of Home Care Coordinator please phone 02 5943 2420.
How will our MLHD Out of Home Care Coordinator help you?
If you are a child or young person entering care or a carer of a child or young person who has entered care the MLHD Out of Home Care Coordinator will make sure that your health needs are checked and met regularly. This includes developing a plan for following up on things if there are any ongoing health needs.
- Providing Primary Health Screening Assessments as required
- Providing Health Management Plans as required
- Ensuring health reviews are taking place
Specific Programs/Services available
The MLHD coordinates the Health Assessment pathway for children and young people in Out of Home Care (OOHC) under the statutory responsibility of the Minister for Community Services. The OOHC Health pathway supports a comprehensive primary health screen, and follow-on comprehensive secondary level multidisciplinary health assessment, where required.
A Health Management Plan is then developed that provides guidance on follow-up health interventions required. This plan is reviewed every 6 months for children aged under five (5) years and annually for children and young people aged over five (5) years. Family and Community Services (FaCS), the OOHC Agency and the Foster Carers are provided a copy of the Health Management Plan once completed by the Out of Home Care Coordinator.