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Child and Youth Services

Some children have additional needs such that they cannot be cared for by foster families. We provide a nurturing and secure environment, with specialist support to meet their individual needs.

Tailored support:

Each child is different, so we make sure every child’s needs are assessed and understood as soon as practically possible. We work closely with the child, family, schools, specialists and other organisations to tailor the support to the individual needs of each child.

Working towards goals:

Short-term and long-term goals are negotiated with the young person and their support network and plans put in place to reach them. For most young people short-term goals would include experiences and skills they would like to achieve, a more comprehensive understanding of their behavioural support needs, and a pathway to access therapeutic intervention. Longer term goals might include school attendance or long-term accommodation options.

Best Practice:

Our support practices are based on Possability’s Practice Framework for Out of Home Care, which includes Positive Behaviour Support and Trauma-Informed Support.  We take seriously our responsibility to deliver a support environment that is caring, nurturing and safe. We are currently working towards accreditation in the Safeguarding Children Program with the Australian Childhood Foundation.

How to access support:

Possability provides Child and Youth services on behalf of Child Protection Services, Department of Health and Human Services. For further information refer to Child Protection Services.